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  1. On that last question: because fastballs don’t get a lot of whiffs compared to offspeed stuff, and Marcum throws a whole lot of offspeed pitches.

    Also, Marcum throws “just” five pitches: the slider and cutter are the same pitch. But apparently he does throw two kinds of changeups, so if that’s true he’d still have six pitches.

    Comment by Woodman — October 10, 2011 @ 4:56 pm

  2. Jackson also mixes in an occasional curveball versus lefties, which explains the misclassification issue you referenced.

    Comment by Lee — October 10, 2011 @ 5:16 pm

  3. Cool, thanks for that clarification. I wasn’t sure if the cutter or slider were distinct pitches or not. It looked like it might be a misclassification issue, but I couldn’t quite tell.

    Comment by Steve Slowinski — October 10, 2011 @ 5:21 pm

  4. but he mixes up his movement with the pitch; sometimes it moves similar to his four-seam fastball,

    Some might call that a cutter.

    Comment by CircleChange11 — October 10, 2011 @ 5:50 pm

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