Ballpark Dimensions

Baseball’s biggest news, trends, trades and highlights, all broken down from an analytical angle. Subscribe now to stay up-to-date on Majors' most important storylines using the same data as cutting-edge front offices. Enjoy two episodes per week, one with Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello, and another with Mandy Bell and Sarah Langs.

The Mets have a new owner| Former Mets AGM Adam...’s Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello touch on the strengths and weakness of the free agency market, discuss qualifying offer decisions, and then welcome in former Mets assistant general manager Adam Fisher to talk about working for Sandy Alderson and explain how front offices approach the winter.
38 min
What Really Happened in Game 6 of the World Series’s Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello dig deeply into how the Dodgers won Game 6 of the World Series, explaining why Kevin Cash lifted Blake Snell, and why that wasn’t the biggest mistake the Rays made. Plus: Are the Dodgers to be considered a dynasty?
36 min
World Series Reset | Glasnow’s hard-hit, Bellin...’s Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello recap Games 3-5 of the World Series, focusing on the total insanity of Game 4, Cody Bellinger’s quietly great play in Game 5, where Tyler Glasnow’s 85% hard-hit rate in Game 5 ranks, whether Dave Roberts is making the right pitching moves, how historically good Randy Arozarena is playing, whether the four-man outfield is a good idea or not, question Manuel Margot’s steal of home, and explain why you need to know about Buzz Arlett.
40 min
Taking stock of the first two games of the 2020...’s Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello take advantage of a day off in the World Series to review what they liked from the first two games and look ahead to the remainder of the series.
39 min
A Dodgers/Rays World Series Draft with Will Leitch’s Will Leitch joins hosts Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello to recap the ALCS & NLCS, then Mike and Will draft rosters from the Rays and Dodgers to create their own World Series super teams.
50 min
The historic heat of Rays/Yankees Game 5 | Plus...’s Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello do a late-night insta-reaction to the wild Game 5 of the Rays/Yankees series, pointing out where the 97.2 MPH average fastball velocity ranks among all games all time, before moving on to a preview of the Rays/Astros ALCS and Dodgers/Braves NLCS.  
44 min
Eight teams left: The Division Series preview s...’s Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello look back on the exciting Wild Card round and look ahead to each of the four series in the best-of-five Division Series, noting what makes each series interesting – including some exclusive ballpark data – and making predictions for each.
41 min
The 2020 Postseason Preview Spectacular | 5 min...’s Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello dive into the 16 teams in the Wild Card round, offering reactions, thoughts and predictions on each of the 8 best-of-3 Wild Card round series.
52 min
What is going on with the NL MVP? | Plus: What ...’s Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello look at the surprising state of the NL MVP race, wonder who the Dodgers might like to most – or least – play in the first round, investigate Byron Buxton’s bizarre batting line, note that there’s no such thing as an upset in a three-game series, and spend quality time on Garrett Crochet and Alejandro Kirk.
48 min
The new postseason schedule is going to matter ...’s Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello look at the effects of the new playoff schedule, highlight the incredible defense of Isiah Kiner-Falefa, and wonder who might win the AL MVP and how good the White Sox really are, before welcoming in filmmaker Randy Wilkins to talk about the production of his recent Jackie Robinson short film and his opinion on the current state of the Yankees.
58 min
The standings are normal, unless they aren’t| P...’s Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello look at how surprisingly normal the standings seem, point out the quietly important improvement Fernando Tatís Jr. has made, highlight the A’s excellent bullpen, wonder what it would mean if Jacob deGrom won a third straight Cy Young award, call out Pedro Severino and Austin Slater, and end with some hot thoughts about “Donnie Barrels” and the Mookie Betts trade.
58 min
The aftermath of the 2020 MLB Trade Deadline | ...’s Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello review the 2020 MLB Trade Deadline, focusing on trades for Mike Clevinger, Starling Marte, the active Blue Jays, the quiet Dodgers and Braves, before welcoming in Sarah Langs to put into context just how many trades the Padres made.
37 min
The surprising teams that are spicing up the pl...’s Matt Meyers and Will Leitch (filling in this week for Mike Petriello) discuss the upstart White Sox, Blue Jays, Orioles, and Marlins, explain why the race for the final American League playoff spot is especially compelling, break down the 2020 “All-Star Team,” and look ahead to this year’s Trade Deadline.
52 min
Why offense is up, and home field is down | Plu...’s Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello talk through the changing levels of offense within the 2020 season, how home field advantage is at an all time low, who baseball’s best reliever is, identify some pitchers who could get traded next week, introduce you to Ryan Borucki and Jake Cronenworth, and ask the Athletic’s Emily Waldon everything there is to know about Detroit’s exciting new call-ups.  
68 min
Can Charlie Blackmon hit .400? | Plus: the sup...’s Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello try to game out whether Charlie Blackmon can hit .400 over a shortened season, explain why the Padres are must-watch and how Randy Dobnak has history’s lowest ERA, talk to’s Keegan Matheson about the travels of the Blue Jays, and rant about scoring decisions and Bryce Harper’s reputation.
68 min
What Mike Soroka's injury means | Plus: red-hot...’s Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello react to the breaking news about Mike Soroka’s injury, discuss Aaron Judge’s scorching start, wonder if Shohei Ohtani’s future is as a hitter, welcome Will Leitch to talk about the Orioles and a few surprise players, explain the speedskating baseball player you need to know, and rant about wins for deGrom and the Angels’ playoff odds.
58 min
Welcome Back, Baseball - Episode 2’s Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello break down the start of the 2020 season, looking into hot starts from Corey Seager and Giancarlo Stanton, reacting to the new rules about the DH and extra innings, and wondering if the balance of power in the AL West just changed. Then, they're joined by's Sarah Langs, who offers her thoughts on the most interesting things about the Padres, Rays, Luis Robert, Mike Trout, and Javier Báez, before Matt and Mike introduce you to two interesting Seattle Mariners and offer parting shots about the White Sox and Rockies.
53 min
Welcome to Ballpark Dimensions! And a 2020 Seas...
Statcast Podcast is now Ballpark Dimensions! Each week,’s Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello are joined by guests from around the league break down baseball’s biggest news, trends, trades and highlights from an analytical angle. Join us for a special first episode featuring reporters Mark Bowman and Juan Toribio on the AL and NL East (8:09), Mandy Bell and Anne Rogers on the Central divisions (30:28) and Alyson Footer and Thomas Harding on what to expect in the West (51:00) before Matt and Mike give their own predictions on a unique season to come (1:13:20).
90 min
Baseball Finally Has a Return Date – Season 6, ...
Host Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers react to all of the news and rule changes surrounding baseball’s scheduled 2020 return, ponder how teams will strategize, and talk about the future of the show.
37 min
Reversing Award History and Mourning the Sacrif...
Host Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers try to reverse baseball history’s worst award decisions, wonder if the sacrifice bunt is about to be dead entirely and ask where all the lefties have gone.
40 min
The Most Incredible “What If?” Moments in Baseb...
Host Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers talk about the best “What If?” moments in recent baseball history, including Tom Seaver signing with the Braves, the St. Louis Browns moving to Los Angeles, and the Mets trading for Ken Griffey, Jr.
49 min
Our Favorite Pitching Performances Ever – Seaso...
Host Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers talk about their favorite ever pitching performances, including the time Clayton Kershaw almost threw a perfect game, when George Brunet had the worst inning ever and Derek Lowe’s big ALCS moment
47 min
The Wildest Postseason Decisions (featuring Ben...
FanGraphs writer Ben Clemens joins host Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers to look back at some of the most interesting and controversial postseason decisions of the last quarter-century.
55 min
Drafting the 21st Century Rookie of the Year Wi... columnist Will Leitch joins host Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers to draft each of the 40 Rookie of the Year award winners from 2000-2019.
86 min
Breaking Down the MLB Dream Bracket – Season 6,...
Host Mike Petriello, national editor Matt Meyers and national writer Anthony Castrovince break down the MLB Dream Bracket, the new 32-team simulated tourney that pits all-time greats from each franchise against each other until the best of all time is crowned.
41 min