Originally posted on The Fantasy Fix  |  Last updated 2/12/13
Source: Jason O. Watson/Getty Images North America A pitcher’s arsenal consists of pitches, and when month to month variance or year to year variance occurs the most natural thing to do is look at individual pitch usage and pitch success or failure instead of analyzing the baseline sabermetric stats. The best tool for this is brooksbaseball.net, which I will use in all of my Pitch Mix Palooza articles to aid in the explanation of past performances and the prognostication of future performances for pitchers. The cutter has taken baseball by storm the past couple of years, and it seems as if Trevor Cahill is the latest to take it to heart. Following his three years in Oakland, Trevor Cahill joined the Arizona Diamondbacks for the 2012 season, and he recorded his best peripherals and best ERA (and xFIP) of his career. For those of you referencing his 2010 season, his luck factors were high and his 2.97 ERA was not supported by his 3.79 xERA. In 2012 however, his ERA of 3.78 was high, c...
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