PITCHf/x

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Sonny Gray: Why He'll be an Ace for Oakland

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PITCHf/x shows why Oakland may have found themselves an ace in Sonny Gray. Taking a deep look at Gray's pitch usage, release points, and pitch mix allows us to see why the young pitcher was so...

C.C. Sabathia and giving up the long ball

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C.C. Sabathia had one of the worst seasons of his career in 2013, giving up a boatload of home runs along the way. Will Sabathia cure his long-ball troubles in 2014 and bounce back in the process?...

A.J. Burnett's Career-Saving Sinker

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The New York Yankees basically paid the Pittsburgh Pirates to take on A.J. Burnett after three awful seasons in the Bronx. Then came Burnett's sinker, and from there, the rest was history.

The Best and Worst Curveballs of 2013

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More fun with z-scores, as the best and worst pitch of 2013 series rolls on. Now, we turn our attention to curveballs.

An alternative to Jeff Samardzija

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Jeff Samardzija is being mentioned in a lot of trade rumors However, there may be a more easily attainable alternative who looks pretty similar to the Shark. Lance Lynn is his name, and the...

First and worst: Changeups of 2013

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Continuing our series of best and worst pitches of the season, we now look at changeups with the help of linear weights, PITCHf/x data, and a little ingenuity.

Josh Johnson: The newest San Diego Padre

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A look at the newest member of the San Diego Padres, Josh Johnson

First and worst: Sliders of 2013

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Continuing our series of best and worst pitches of the season, we now look at sliders with the help of linear weights and PITCHf/x data.

An Ace Rejuvenated

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Jon Lester proved himself to be a frontline starter in the season's second half and during the World Series. But given how recently the left-hander looked to be a pitcher in decline, what is he...

First and worst: Four seam fastballs of 2013

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The four seam fastball dominates the pitching landscape and the pitcher's arsenal. Whose heater came first and whose brought up the rear? Let's find out, with the help of linear weights and...

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