clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Gavin Floyd's Emergence

New, 5 comments

Floyd almost had a no-hitter again last night and brought his season stats 39.7 IP, 20 H, 18 BB, and 19 Ks, not exactly a great K:BB rate, but his hit rate has allowed Floyd to find success. Floyd's K rate is down, BB rate up, LD and GB% down, and his FB% up, but his FB/HR% is of course down. Floyd has also been greeted with an especially lucky BABIP thus far that will almost surely regress (or progress in this case) to the mean.

Even with that information something I found interesting looking at his pitchf/x charts is that he's seemingly added a few new pitches. 

2007:

Gavin_floyd_medium

via baseball.bornbybits.com

And now 2008, note how he throws pitches that have more break now:

Gavin_floyd_medium

via baseball.bornbybits.com

That's only horizontal movement, make sure to check out his 2008 page and the 2007 card for comparison. Gavin has gotten away with the awful K:BB rate because he's seemingly fooling hitters with added pitches, but I can't see this lasting for long, so if you have him, sell high, otherwise don't buy, despite the no-hitter tries.