Archive for the 'Pitching' Category

This week’s awards tells you about how Dice K loses his command and gets away with it, how there are no elite AL hitters, and how Lance Berkman is doing just a little better than he was doing at this time last year.

A look at what attributes of a curveball makes it effective.

Picking apart what may be the best pitching prospect in baseball…

It isn’t just any sub, after all, who’s dressed up like a million dollar trooper, trying hard to look like Gary Cooper.

David looks at Ben Sheets from a statistical, mechanical and injury perspective with help from Dan Loeterman and Chris Neault.

Guess who twinkled and lit up the streets and who just tinkled and wet their sheets?

On April 30, 1961 Willie Mays became just the ninth player to hit four home runs in a game. Richard looks back on Mays’ feat, and the other men who have clubbed four round-trippers in a single day.

What the Lord giveth, the MLB hitter taketh away…

At 44, Johnson has come back from the DL to pitch great in his first three starts. Here, with the help of PITCHfx, is how he’s doing it

Dissecting one of the top young pitchers in baseball.

How relief pitchers fare depending on the number of days they’ve had off

Which is the better pitch: an 87-mph fastball on the outside corner or 96 down the middle? John has a look using (of course) PITCHf/x.

The wonderful secondary skill marvel that is Carlos Pena and a surplus of lucky dog relievers highlight this week’s THT Awards.

… and along the way the ability of man to throw left handed.

New technology lets us explore longstanding baseball questions

A sub is fine. A supersub is better. But to be the very best of subs is, yes, to be a superdupersub.

Here’s how he’s getting the job done.

In this week’s awards, we touch on the Tigers losing, some lucky Nats hurlers, and a really, really lucky break for a Canadian who wears goggles.

You can already feel your shoulders slump.