PITCHf/x

This section focuses on all things PITCHf/X

First and worst: Two-seamers/sinkers of 2013

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More fun with z-scores, as the best and worst pitch of 2013 series rolls on. This week, we look at two-seam fastballs and sinkers.

Strikes outside the strike zone: skill or luck?

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Are some pitchers better than others at getting strikes on pitches outside the strike zone?

Examining Ubaldo Jimenez's Unique Approach

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Ubaldo Jimenez seems to customize his approach to each at-bat depending on the situation he's presented with, and even how the at-bat itself changes. PITCHf/x allows us to examine Jimenez's pitch...

Analyzing Gerrit Cole's dominant September

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Gerrit Cole dominated in September, but here's the big question: How did Cole breeze through the regular season's final month? Let's dig in.

Contrasts in closing

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In a role dominated by big fastballs, two closers make their living using a secondary pitch as their primary method of getting hitters out.

Kevin Gausman; Linchpin

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Is a Kevin Gausman breakout the key to the Orioles' ability to contend in 2014?

Pitch-Type and the Times Through the Order Penalty

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The times through the order penalty is a real effect that gives batters a significant advantage over starting pitchers during the pitcher's third time through the order. Does this depend on the...

A look at a forgotten free agent: Ervin Santana

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Ervin Santana hasn't gotten much press lately, but there's reason to believe he can be a solid pitcher for a new team. His adoption of the sinker makes him a ground ball threat who can pitch...

The Best Low and Away Pull-Field Homerun Hitters

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Tremendous pull power is something we all marvel at, but who's been the best at pulling tough pitches out of the yard since 2008?

Which pitchers give up the most home runs and why?

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Although home run rates are essential random from season-to-season across baseball, some pitchers are particularly home run-prone. Why is that, and how can we identify them?

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