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WBC Pitch Speeds Revisited

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After round one in Toronto, I found that each pitcher who played in a WBC game there was throwing the ball slower than a previous outing in the same park.  Depending on which game you picked, you...

WBC Semi-Final Starter Suk Min Yoon

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Suk Min Yoon will face Carlos Silva in the first semi-final of the 2009 World Baseball Classic.  Yoon has made one appearance already in a PITCHf/x park (Petco), against Japan on St. Patrick's Day. ...

WBC PITCHf/x: Más de Cuba

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Cuba faces Japan in another re-match of the 2006 World Baseball Classic final.  This time, the loser goes home but the winner only qualifies for the semi-finals.  In Cuba's last game, they...

Hello, Yu - Darvish f/x

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Yu Darvish took the bump for Team Japan on Tuesday night, a much anticipated appearance by the phenomenal young pitcher.  Darvish had some trouble with his location early, gave up  three runs, but...

Cuba PITCHf/x

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Cuba and Japan got together in San Diego for a rematch of the 2006 WBC Championship.  It's a rare treat to see the Cubans play on American soil, and getting PITCHf/x on their star pitchers is a...

Pitching Before Ready - Effect on WBC Fastballs

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PITCHf/x suggests pitchers aren't working at full strength yet. The impact seems to be no more than 4 mph off their peak velocity..

Cody Cillo's Palmball

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Cody Cillo of Team Italy throws a rare pitch - a palm ball. Beyond the Boxscore shares some visualizations of its flight path.

Graph of the Day: Change-Ups from the WBC

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Graph of the Day - Change-Up Flight Paths

Graph of the Day: Sliders from the WBC

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Graph of the Day - Slider Flight Paths

Graph of the Day: Curveballs from the WBC

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Graph of the Day - Curveball flight paths

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