Dingerball

Dingerball

By Derek Blair
Dingerball is hosted by two college baseball players (Logan Talkington and Jacob Hennessy) who talk about current events in Major League Baseball and provide analytical baseball analysis.
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Recapping the MLB Draft / Will there be a baseball season this year?
Jacob and Logan answer some of the top questions regarding baseball today, first and foremost the MLB 2020 season. Will there be an MLB season? The answer to this question and more are in this episode. We also talk about some of the potential best draft picks for this year's drafts and concerns for future drafts. 
44:29
June 20, 2020
Major League Baseball is constantly tinkering with the game. Is that for the best?
This episode Jacob and Logan dive deep into the contract disputes of MLB players. With talks of how contracts could be structured and the legal outcomes to the structure. There is also talks of MiLB teams getting cut from franchises and what that could do to the impact of baseball as a whole. This episode is sprinkled with tons of gems for improving baseball and hope everyone tunes in!  Reach us on Twitter for more information! 
33:20
May 27, 2020
Key Tips and Fun Facts for any Aspiring Baseball Player
Jacob and Logan shed light on the mind of an MLB hitter and pitcher. Discussing how players like Max Scherzer and others succeed in the game today. We also have some fun storytime about our careers with some of the mindsets players around us have had. This is a great episode for anyone who wants to dive into the mind of MLB or college player's minds. Much love!
43:21
May 13, 2020
Corona SZN talk with Caleb and Craig
Jacob and Logan have a couple of guests that talk about some baseball in the middle of the coronavirus. We talk about some past performances and some key performances ahead. Listen in for the full details. 
48:09
May 6, 2020
Behind the Hitting Stats: Digging into a hitter's mentality featuring Jon Walters
This is a great episode for anyone who wants to go deeper into the game of baseball besides just the stats. Jacob and Logan talk with former teammate, Jon Walters, about the approach some of these hitters have. We want to go beyond just the stats of exit velocity, launch angle, and batting average. In this episode we take looks at Nelson Cruz, David Dahl, David Freese, and more. We go over how to succeed in key moments, what defines a good hitter, what these hitters focus on, and what they think about before hitting. At the end of this episode, we have a little fun talking about other sports and the NFL draft.  
48:24
April 27, 2020
Lockdown Thoughts featuring COVID-19, MLB Improvement, and Warmer Weather
Logan and Jacob discuss what is currently on their mind and everyone else's in the midst of this lockdown. They go through the apparent hurdle of Coronavirus (COVID-19). The tasks that MLB will have to consider with the thoughts of ramping back up a baseball season. How the MLB could create a better product on the field. Lastly the thoughts of bringing baseball to some warmer weather. We are really excited to share this episode with you and hope you enjoy it. Make sure that you tune in to Dingerball.com for more articles on baseball in the midst of this lockdown. Stay safe!  Last Note! Do you want to be on our podcast? Well below is a link that can help that happen. The staff at Dingerball is focused on the growth of ourselves and anything you can do to help is greatly appreciated!  https://www.patreon.com/dingerball
47:14
April 11, 2020
Top Ten Finale: Then There Were Two
Jacob and Logan wrap up the Top Ten series with the number 2 and 1 picks. We talk about all things regarding these two players, Mike Trout and Christian Yelich. We offer up hints at what makes them successful this past year in analytics and approach. We also offer insights into how they will keep up the progress they made in 2019. There are also a few nuggets inside the podcast like who had the slowest/fastest home run trot time and ways to pass time without baseball!  With all of the COVID-19 things going on in the world, we hope each of our listeners is safe. We will be thinking about each of you during this time of tribulation and know that we will make it through it together. Baseball will come back. Spring always follows a dark, cold winter. Make sure you tune into our future episodes that will be based more on a life aspect of what is going on in terms of baseball. Stay Safe Dingerball Nation. 
42:07
March 25, 2020
Dingerball Top Ten (Part 4/5)
This is the fourth part of a five set series. Jacob and Logan discuss more about number 3 and 4 on our top ten list. We continue on our journey to number one. Any questions or comments reach to us on Twitter and let's talk baseball.
44:54
March 12, 2020
Dingerball Top Ten List of 2019 - Part 3
Jacob and Logan discuss the number 5 and 6 players on their top ten overall player list. They feature in discussion on what makes each of the two players mentioned deserve their ranking and more. For more information on the method that we used to rank these players please mention us on twitter to find out more. 
37:20
February 26, 2020
Talking Dodgers w/ Choice Fielder
Jacob and Logan talk with Choice Fielder, Maxwell Bay, about the trades the just went on for the Dodgers, spitting some baseball knowledge, and a whole lot more. You can follow Choice Fielder on twitter to see his great posts about statistics and baseball. 
52:03
February 23, 2020
Dingerball Top Ten List of 2019- Part 2
Logan and Jacob explore the number 7 and 8 players on our top ten list. There are many topics that are discussed about each of the players and make sure you tune in to see what the upcoming selections are! 
31:14
February 12, 2020
Dingerball's Top Ten List of 2019 - Part 1
Logan and Jacob discuss the honorable mention and number 10 and 9 on the Dingerball Top Ten list from the 2019 season. This is the beginning of a five part season that will lead us into the MLB season. Make sure you stay tuned to see who we reveal as our overall top ten. 
43:52
February 2, 2020
Most Underrated Fantasy Pitchers for 2020 w/ SP Streamer
Jacob and Logan talk with Mike Simione who created SPStreamer. He highlights some pitchers that could be seen as underrated and possess great value in the 2020 season.
50:00
January 19, 2020
Talking Trades
Jacob and Logan talk about trades that could potentially happen between teams in the near future. They discuss all of the fits and misfits for potential teams. Make sure you check out some of our latest blogs to see more about potential trades in the future. 
46:23
January 8, 2020
Team of the Decade
Logan and Jacob discuss the top players of the 2010's and draft their own teams out of a roster given below. We will post each of our rosters on Twitter and the loser will have a punishment.  Team of the Decade C: Buster Posey, Yadier Molina 1B: Joey Votto, Miguel Cabrera, Paul Goldschmidt 2B: Jose Altuve, Robinson Cano, Ian Kinsler 3B: Adrian Beltre, Nolan Arenado, Josh Donaldson SS: Andrelton Simmons, Francisco Lindor, Elvis Andrus, Troy Tulowitzki, Brandon Crawford LF: Christian Yelich, Mookie Betts, Yoenis Cespedes CF: Mike Trout, Andrew McCutchen, Ryan Braun RF: Giancarlo Stanton, Bryce Harper, Michael Brantley, JD Martinez SP: Clayton Kershaw, Chris Sale, David Price, Jon Lester, Madison Bumgarner, Cole Hamels SP: Jacob Degrom, Justin Verlander, Max Scherzer, Jake Arrieta RP: Craig Kimbrel, Kenley Jansen, Wade Davis, Fernando Rodney, Greg Holland RP: Aroldis Chapman, Andrew Miller, Zack Britton, DH: Nelson Cruz, David Ortiz, Miguel Cabrera Team Jacob C:  Buster Posey 1B: Joey Votto 2B:  Jose Altuve 3B: Nolan Arenado SS: Fransisco Lindor LF:  Chistian Yelich CF: Mike Trout RF: JD Martinez SP: Madison Bumgarner SP: Jacob Degrom RP: Craig Kimbrel RP: Zack Britton DH: David Ortiz Team Logan C: Yadier Molina 1B: Miguel Cabrera 2B: Robinson Cano 3B: Adrian Beltre SS: Andrelton Simmons LF:  Mookie Betts CF: Andrew McCutchen RF: Bryce Harper SP: Clayton Kershaw SP: Verlander RP: Kenley Jansen RP: Aroldis Chapman DH: Nelson Cruz
52:00
December 30, 2019
Hell of a Decade
Logan and Jacob are back from the Holidays talking about the end of the 2010's. They talk about the new trends inside of baseball such as the shift, technology, pitch design, and more! Also there is a look at the future with players that could be difference makers in the next ten years with players such as Shohei and more! 
29:20
December 28, 2019
Prospecting for Gold w/ Trevor Hooth
Jacob and Logan are joined with Trevor Hooth, former Toledo MudHens employee, blogger for Pitcher List, Reviewing the Brew, RedBird Rants, and many other blog pages. We talk about the top signings, trades, and prospects of this offseason. Of course, every team is searching for gold now and some seem to have found it such as the Yankees with Gerrit Cole, but time will ultimately tell. Some teams have the talent inside their own organization that can fuel potential championship runs and players that could be the next Bryce Harper or Mike Trout. 
1:14:09
December 18, 2019
Redboxing Baseball w/ Kirk Mcknight
Jacob and Logan hold an interview with their second guest of the year, Kirk McKnight, author of Batting Clean: why Dale Murphy belongs in the MLB Hall of Fame.  Make sure to check out his book on Amazon, even though Dale did not get in, this book is about the under appreciated player that analytics do not always catch. Follow along our riveting discussion about Dale and other players like him in the game today. At the end of the interview, Kirk brings us some insights on what he sees in this MLB off-season. He also enlightens us with his bold predictions for the 2020 World Series champion and the his MVP selections. For all of the latest and greatest information on what is going on in the baseball world, be sure to follow Dingerball on Twitter, Spotify, Apple, and more with links below!  https://www.amazon.com/Batting-Clean-Murphy-Belongs-Baseballs-ebook/dp/B07W7L19CB https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/dingerball/id1474240574
1:06:44
December 11, 2019
Lean with it, pitch with it w/ Adam Zuk
On this episode of the Dingerball podcast Logan and Jacob host their first ever guest, Adam Zuk. Adam is a current teammate of Jacob on the Milikin baseball team. On the podcast they discuss the top free agents of the offseason. They also discuss the difference between what separates pitches who are good from pitchers who are great. They discuss how the mindset of the pitcher, intangibles, and other great qualities impact a pitchers performance. They also dive into what metrics are best for pitcher analysis and sit above the rest. Examples include Rapsodo and Driveline. Finally, they dive into their hot takes segment for the very first time. You can listen to the podcast on all major platforms listed below.
45:48
December 5, 2019
Award SZN
On this episode of the Dingerball Podcast listen to Logan and Jacob discuss all of the end of season awards. The share their opinions on the winners and debate as to who they believe should have be chosen for each award.
1:07:56
November 28, 2019
Houston we "might" have a problem
On this episode of Dingerball, Jacob and Logan recap the World Series. They discuss the future of the Houston Astros franchise and the trouble they might be in. They also look as to what the offseason might hold.
1:20:28
November 10, 2019
Hero SZN
On this episode of Dingerball, Logan and Jacob discuss the postseason and the downfall of the Yankees and Cardinals. They discuss current happenings and debate whether homegrown or bought talent is better. They also discuss the bullpen games and whether they will stick around. Do the Yankees make the world series again in the next 10 years? Does Technology lead innovation in the game of baseball we see today? They discuss the Cardinals series and how the week off may have impacted the Nats and how Max is the leader of the  Nationals with grit. They even break down each World Series team by position as they take in Game 1 live. They also dive deep into starting pitching statistics for the Astros and Nationals. Lastly, they talk about the potential hall of famers we see in this world series and what it could mean to each of the players.
1:13:29
October 24, 2019
Roastober
On this episode of Dingerball, Jacob and Logan go into detail about the past week of postseason games and dive into some pressing questions that should be answered and some hypothetical pieces such as Bryce Harper, the Wild Card games, NLCS games, the upcoming World Series, and more. Be sure not to miss out on some of the predictions that Jacob and Logan make. Also a bonus topic of the little things that no one sees in baseball is discussed with details that people should look at during the Postseason.
1:01:02
October 18, 2019
Extra Extra!
On this episode Logan and Jacob discuss postseason baseball. They share their hot takes and predictions for the upcoming games. They also look back on the games that have happened so far and recap them. They also discuss potential postseason heroes and who might surprise everyone this postseason. 
53:05
October 13, 2019
Rockin’ October
On the tenth episode of Dingerball listen to Logan and Jacob get their final predictions in before the start of the postseason. They also discuss Tim Anderson and his rise to batting title champ. They also answer twitter poles that they posted this past week.
1:09:49
October 2, 2019
Outside the Lines
On this episode of Dingerball listen to Jacob and Logan discus how they believe the playoff picture is going to play out. They go division by division discussing who they believe is bound to make the playoffs and how far they can go. They also discuss the future of the Cubs organization and what lies in the future for the organization who will soon loose many of their stars to free agency. Be sure to listen to hear what we believe this year's postseason holds because it is definitely going to be an exciting one!
1:18:16
September 25, 2019
Roaming the Outfield
On this episode of Dingerball, listen to Jacob and Logan talk about the top 10 outfielders right now in baseball. They also go over some of their predictions for MVP, Cy Young, and so on.
1:00:26
September 18, 2019
Remember September
Listen to Jacob and Logan discuss the top 10 shortstops in baseball. They also discuss current events all around the league and answer some of the fan polls.
1:16:49
September 8, 2019
Some like it hot
Listen to Jacob and Logan debate the top 10 third baseman in the league. They also discuss current events going on around the league as we get closer and closer to the postseason.
1:02:17
August 30, 2019
Give me a second
In this episode Jacob and Logan discuss the top 10 second baseman in baseball. They also cover everything that's happened over the past week around the league. Listen as they provide insightful baseball analysis as they dive into their rankings.  
53:51
August 24, 2019
Who’s on first?
In this episode listen to Jacob and Logan debate the top 10 first baseman in baseball
52:30
August 18, 2019
Who wants to play some catch?
In this episode, Logan and Jacob rank their top 10 catchers in baseball. They also recap the trade deadline as we look towards the dog days of the regular season.
49:39
August 7, 2019
Can I get some relief?
In this episode, Logan and Jacob rank their top 10 relief pitchers in baseball. They also discuss the trade deadline deals so far and answer the question as to who is the best hitting pitcher in the league.
40:57
August 1, 2019
Dingerball Episode 1: The Beginning
In this first episode of Dingerball, Logan Talkington and Jacob Hennessy introduce themselves and talk about the purpose of this podcast. They also share who they believe to be the top 10 starting pitchers in Major League Baseball right now.
34:15
July 23, 2019