Found November 07, 2011 on
Reds Minor Leagues:
Yesterday I decided to dive into some Pitch F/X data for the pitchers out in the Arizona Fall League. I am going to look at each guy individually, then do a little comparison of them all at the end.
Brad Boxberger – RHP – Top Velocity (95.2 MPH)
Boxberger has worked with three pitches so far. From the 1st base view, we can see that the pitches all look very similar until about 20 feet from home plate when the change up begins to tumble and sink, where the slider and fastball remain on very similar paths. From the birds eye view his fastball is a little bit straight, while his change up has some run on it. The velocities listed are the average of all pitches there is data on.
Donnie Joseph – LHP – Top Velocity (94.6 MPH)
Joseph is only working with two pitches, a fastball with plenty of velocity and a slider. The average release point of the two pitches is about 2-3 inches apart and come in on very similar paths through about 40 feet before the slider begins to have some drop on ...
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MLB.com chooses three players from every team to fill the following awards: Pitcher of the Year, Performer of the Year and Breakout Player of the Year. You can read the Adam McCalvy's full story here, but I've listed the main points below.
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