PITCHf/x

This section focuses on all things PITCHf/X

A closer look at Scott Kazmir's triceps tightness

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We look at the role of the triceps muscle in throwing through the lens of Scott Kazmir's last start.

Viewing Masahiro Tanaka Through Similarity Scores

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With Masahiro Tanaka's much-heralded start, many try to find his best comparison as a pitcher. Who is Tanaka's most comparable according to Pitcher Similarity Scores?

Justin Verlander's wOBA split: Cause for concern?

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The season is still very young, but Justin Verlander shows a significant left-right wOBA split for the first time in his career.

Do the best-hitting catchers of 2013 frame well?

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Offense-first catchers are a valuable rarity, but how many of them can also frame pitches? We're taking a look at the top five hitters behind the dish from 2013.

Bullpen workhorses

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Using 70 innings pitched each of the last four years without any starts as our filter, who are the most turned-to bullpen arms?

Did Lester change his release point?

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Anecdotal evidence seemed to suggest that Jon Lester changed his release point in 2013, but does the data back up that claim? What else might be at play in Lester's second half resurgence from last...

Livin' or Dayan?

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Expectations for Dayan Viciedo to be a middle-of-the-lineup power bat were high when the White Sox signed him in 2008; thus far, he has failed to meet them. Could he do it in 2014?

Cliff Lee, Hiroki Kuroda and Avoiding Walks

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We often think of pitchers who have good control and limit walks as ones who throw tons of pitches inside the zone. But, as the contrast between Cliff Lee and Hiroki Kuroda shows, that isn't always...

Pitching (and hitting) backwards in 2013

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Which pitchers threw the most first-pitch breaking balls and offspeed pitches, and which hitters did they throw them to?

The Great Cingrani

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Starters generally need at least two, and often three, good pitches to succeed in the major leagues. But Reds left-hander Tony Cingrani baffled MLB hitters with largely one pitch—a four-seam...

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