Ben and Sam discuss the velocity losses of some of baseball’s best starters, then talk about whether players should have prophylactic appendectomies.
Ben and Sam talk about the performance impact of velocity loss, then discuss the Astros’ astronomical early-season strikeout rate.
Harry identifies the starters who gained or lost the most speed between the end of 2012 and the beginning of 2013.
Can velocity changes in March and April reveal whether the radar gun will be a pitcher’s friend or foe throughout the season?
Ben and Sam discuss their expectations for Tim Lincecum and Roy Halladay after their disappointing 2012 seasons and struggles this spring.
Which pitchers have lost velocity over the past few seasons, and why?
Which pitchers have managed to defy Father Time and add velo as they’ve aged?
Was Stephen Strasburg’s velocity loss during his last start atypical? And if so, should we be worried?
Earlier this week, Zack Greinke opposed Rays starter Jeremy Hellickson in his Angels debut. Doug reviews each player’s approach to pitching.
If it doesn’t look like a Twin, soft-toss like a Twin, or pitch to contact like a Twin, it’s probably not a Twin.
Everything old is new again, including Oliver Perez’ stuff.
Max continues his investigation into how starters and relievers and hard throwers and soft tossers alter their velocity depending on the situation and opponent.
The advent and adoption of the PITCHf/x system has changed the way we scout pitchers, and more advances are still to come.
Max examines all the factors that influence pitch velocity, lays out his simple and complex approaches to making PITCHf/x information more accurate, and determines how hard the Nationals are really throwing.
The Nationals rotation throws harder than any staff in baseball has over the past few seasons, and that just might win them the NL East.