Found August 03, 2012 on Pirates Prospects:

Exploring the Arsenal will run prior to each game, providing you with a brief scouting report on the starting pitcher expected to oppose the Pirates. The chart below shows the horizontal and vertical movement of every pitch thrown by that particular pitcher in 2012. This chart is from the catcher’s point of view. Click here for a general guide to pitch types and classifications. Graphs are courtesy of Brooks Baseball and The Hardball Times , unless otherwise specified. Statistics are courtesy of FanGraphs .

Friday, 7:10 PM – Mat Latos

table.tableizer-table {border:1px solid #CCC;font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;}.tableizer-table td {padding:4px;margin:3px;border:1px solid #ccc;} .tableizer-table th {background-color:#104E8B;color:#FFF;font-weight:bold;} 2012   IP 127.1 K/PA 21.8% BB/PA 7.5% HR/9 1.41 GB% 41.9% ERA 4.17 FIP 4.30



Latos throws over the top and has a big arm, with a 92-94 MPH four-seam fastball that can get as high as 96-97. His two-seamer is just a tick slower, mostly sitting around 92-93 MPH. His big strikeout pitch is an 82-86 MPH slider, which he has historically used about 25% of the time. The pitch misses a ton of bats, with a 2012 whiff rate right around 40%. Latos also throws a 77-80 MPH curveball and an 82-85 MPH change. He missed a lot of bats with the change last season, but the pitch has been far more hittable in 2012. He generally works on the outer half, although he likes to use the slider down and in against left-handed batters. Latos has battled some inconsistencies this season, some of which may be due to his new home. He has allowed 14 home runs in 69.1 innings at Great American Ballpark in 2012, a much higher rate than he has allowed on the road.


THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Three causes for concern for the rest of the Reds season

Don't be fooled by the team's hot play as of late. Veteran Scott Rolen knows there's a long way still to go. Let me first begin by saying that I consider myself to be as optimistic as they come. That is, I choose to look at the glass half-full and always opt to look at things in a positive light. With that in mind, I also consider myself to be relatively realistic...

Game 106: Pirates 0, Reds 3

In the first game of the showdown between the Cincinnati Reds and the Pittsburgh Pirates, Mat Latos dominated from both sides of the plate. Latos went 7 1/3 … [visit site to read more]

Reds 3, Pirates 0

Mat Latos pitched shutout ball into the eighth inning and hit a two-run homer Friday night as the NL Central-leading Cincinnati Reds opened a three-game series against their closest pursuers with a 3-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Chris Heisey hustled for an inside-the-park home run and Aroldis Chapman closed out the win that gave the Reds a 4 1/2-game lead over the Pirates...

Cincinnati Reds acquire Jonathon Broxton at deadline

All the talks heading into the deadline were centered on Matt Garza and Denard Span. It seemed like one of the former first round picks would be heading to the Cincinnati Reds to help make a World Series push. As the deadline approached though it became more and more clear that the prices for these two may be too high. So Red’s management began to look elsewhere. Around an hour...

Minor League Game Review – 8/3/12

8/3 Game Review Louisville lost 3-1. Box Score Denis Phipps went 1-4 with a double. Neftali Soto went 1-4 with a double. Chris Valaika went 2-3 with a double, walk and a run. Felix Perez went 1-2 with a double, walk and RBI. Corky Miller went 1-3. Pedro Villarreal allowed 2 earned (3 total) in 6 innings with a walk and 4 strikeouts. Kanekoa Texeira threw a perfect inning with...

Reds, Pirates get feisty in showdown series

CINCINNATI -- As so often opens in a keenly-contested, hot-button baseball series, one small thing can grow and bloat and explode into something big. There is that possibility this weekend during the Cincinnati Reds-Pittsburgh Pirates series, a three-game argument for supremacy in the National League Central. All was calm and all was bright for the Reds with two outs in the ninth...

Rolen, Reds win 5th straight, beat Pirates

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Scott Rolen tripled and scored the go-ahead run in the eighth inning as the Cincinnati Reds won their fifth straight game, 5-4 over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday night. The Reds have won 15 of 16 and opened a 5-game lead over Pittsburgh in the NL Central. It was 4-all when Rolen led off the eighth with a line drive off the right-center field wall, beating...

Surging Reds ride early outburst to win

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Todd Frazier hit a two-run homer and Johnny Cueto overcame a pair of rare long balls to pitch into the eighth inning Thursday and lead the surging Cincinnati Reds to their 13th win in 14 games, 9-4 over the San Diego Padres. Scott Rolen had three hits, Frazier had three RBIs and Jay Bruce drove in two runs, helping push the Reds to 23 games over .500 (64-41) for...

Reds Shutout Bucs in Series Opener

Final: Reds 3, Pirates 0 WP: Mat Latos (10-3, 3.94 ERA) LP: Wandy Rodriguez (7-10, 3.82 ERA) SV: Aroldis Chapman (24, 1.37 ERA) The Reds capitalized on two mistakes by Rodriguez, and that was enough as the Pirates’ offense was nonexistent with only one base runner made it to third base. Chris Heisey hit an inside-the-park homer in the second inning to give the Reds a 1-0 lead....

Pirates manager Clint Hurdle ejected against Reds

Pittsburgh manager Clint Hurdle has been ejected in the second inning against Cincinnati after both benches were warned following the second Pirates batter to be hit by a pitch in two nights. Pitching with a 2-1 lead Saturday night, Reds starter Mike Leake plunked Josh Harrison with two outs and nobody on base. Harrison and Leake had a brief verbal altercation, prompting plate umpire...

Marty loses his hair

Reds broadcaster Marty Brennaman has his white poofy locks shaved off after losing his bet about the Reds winning 10 games in … [visit site to read more]

Month in review: 12 fast facts for July

It was a banner month for the Redlegs in July. They ripped off a 10-game winning streak, reclaimed the top spot in the division and boasted the best record in the majors as of 11:59 PM ET on the 31st. If you discount the injury sustained to Joey Votto, you might even say the month was one of the best ever for the franchise. With that in mind, here are 12 fast facts about the...

Reds 5, Pirates 4

Scott Rolen tripled and scored the go-ahead run in the eighth inning as the Cincinnati Reds won their fifth straight game, 5-4 over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday night. The Reds have won 15 of 16 and opened a 5 1/2-game lead over Pittsburgh in the NL Central. It was 4-all when Rolen led off the eighth with a line drive off the right-center field wall, beating the relay with...

Reds keep rolling

It was another frustrating night in Cincinnati for the Pirates, as they came up short in both the beanball/intimidation/whatever-you-want-to-call-it battle as well as, you know, the game itself. The Bucs are in danger of being swept in the weekend series, and they now trail the Reds by 5.5 games. Their wild-card edge for the second spot is also down to just 2.5 over the Cardinals...

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Cincinnati Reds – Game 106

Busy day yesterday on here.  If you missed the Podcast check it out. A new post in the Barajas Bombs series is up. And of course, the recap from last night’s game. Now, a few words about what happened last night. I said in the Podcast that this series is about more than winning and [...]
MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.