• On July 4th, Gerrit Cole was removed from his start with a sore lat. Here are his velocity readings from the game.
For his next start, look for a fastball velocity near 97 mph vs 93 mph which is where he ended the game at.
“It’s been that way for probably a month and a half now,” said Niese, who expects to start against the Padres in the Mets’ first series after the All-Star break. “It finally caught up with me, and it’s something I could pitch through. It’s something I would have to battle through the rest of the year. I think this is just as good a time as any to take a break and let it get back strong.”
For my pitcher injury finder, PAIN, I need samples like this case to see how my process holds up. Since it looks for velocity and Zone% declines, I need to see how Niese performed in both.
His velocity was down (-1.5mph).
His Zone% was stable.
He had one sign of a injury (velocity loss), but he was still able to throw strikes with the pain. I usually put more credit in Zone%, but in this case it didn’t work. Thinking…….
Kolten Wong battled to play through a shoulder injury for more than a week in June, and it appears that battle could linger the remainder of the season.
“I wouldn’t say [my shoulder is] 100 percent, but it’s pretty close,” the Cardinals second baseman said. “I’m able to finish my swing now without any pain and kind of get back to where I was before I got hurt.”
Fastball Velocity Watch for Pitchers Returning From the DL
Brad Hand‘s average fastball velocity was down, but he did move to being a starter.
• Anthony Bass‘s velocity was fine.
• Ian Krol‘s was down to pre-DL levels. Basically, not good.
• Fernando Salas‘s was up after a pre-DL slide.
• Brett Cecil‘s velo looked fine.
• Eric O’Flaherty‘s speed is fine after finally returning from TJS.
Players on the DL
I was keeping track of these values because in August, I new I had some values from last season. I was searching around for some other files and found most of the rest of the 2013 values. I added them in and it looks like DL stints are down for this season compared to last season.
Players on the DL
(*) 15 Day Disabled List
(**) 60 Day Disabled List
(***) 7 Day Concussion List
(****) Free Agent
Red colored entries are updates since last report.
Major League Report
Minor League Report
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