Found April 11, 2012 on PRO Rumors:
I know that the season is just beginning,and that players are just beginning to get the feel for the game again, but what I saw from David Robertson yesterday definitely blew my mind. Even though he only pitched one inning and struck only one hitter and walked one, I could see how every hitter looked helpless when facing him. His pitch location was perfect and his fastball was electric, that thing exploded before reaching home. Also, his movement looked incredibly fluid and his poise was just perfect. After watching that display of absolute dominance, I remembered an article I read last year about how Robertson is the pitcher, or at least last year, who releases the ball closest to home plate in the Majors. That makes the ball appear faster than it actually is, so if the pitch is 92 MPH the hitter sees it at 94, 95 MPH and that keeps them off-pace. To see how that could affect hitters, I decided to look at the SO/9 stat and see how good he is compared to other dominant relievers. Th...
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