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August 30, 2015 6:00 am
Jeurys Familia has added a weapon to his arsenal. Unraveling the secret of an unusual pitch.
has become one of my favorite pitchers. But for a few years, he was a thorn in my side. Okay, maybe more like two thorns. Jeff Samardzija Read the full article... Clay Buchholz is known for throwing a nasty changeup, but he's added a new off-speed pitch to his arsenal in 2012.
has added a splitter this year to go with his well-known (and devastating) changeup. We first noticed this back when he was throwing one or two per game, but now it’s not unusual to see him throw a nice cluster of splitters in each start. A comparison between his pre-splitter and post-splitter pitch graphs is shown below: Clay Buchholz Read the full article... What are some of the distinguishing characters of one of baseball's most unknown pitches?
Forkball pitchers are a rare breed, perhaps even rarer than the elusive knuckleballer.
Read the full article... A new season brings a new batch of PITCHf/x data from which to learn.
"With me, being a hard thrower ... no matter what, they're defending that heater, man. So the more confidence I have to throw that [changeup] in any count, I'm going to throw it. I'm just going to. I don't care anymore. It's going to help me and I realize that." -- on A.J. Burnett his pitch selection. PITCHf/x has confidence in his fastball as well. Read the full article...
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May 10, 2005 12:00 am
The Braves pulled out a squeaker in a matchup of a veteran starter and a young pitcher making his second major-league start.
If I gave you no other information, what would you deduce from
CF Willy Taveras
2B Eric Bruntlett
3B Morgan Ensberg
LF Mike Lamb
1B Jose Vizcaino
RF Jason Lane
SS Adam Everett
C Raul Chavez
P Ezequiel Astacio
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