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About Harry PavlidisHarry Pavlidis is a baseball analyst and writer in Chicago, IL. He is a native of New Jersey and a graduate of Syracuse University.
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Shorter walls and pockets.
Nor we will use a lame hops-and-barley metaphor for creating the right mix for 2012.
Looking at the freshly minted NL Central champs
This once-hot division battle has cooled completely
The National League Central is a four-team battle. (Plus PITCH-f/x team performance)
A bounty of PITCHf/x from the prospects in Phoenix.
Pitching woes and wows.
It's been a year—time for new PITCHf/x-based benchmarks.
The division champs figure to be a major player again in the NL Central.
Would you part ways with Francisco Liriano?
What's in store for the Toronto top prospect.
Harry Pavlidis examines Matt Garza's prospects in the major leagues.
A glimpse into some detailed research on conversion factors.
Becoming a Brewer is just another change.
Nine possibilities, not for the faint of heart or thin of wallet.
The bluest of blue chips ...
Cy Young ballots probably won't include Jered's name.
Batted balls, reliability and measuring pitchers.
From Nats to Yanks, we complete our look at the pitchers traded last week.
Running down the pitchers who changed teams at the non-waiver trade deadline.
Who saw it coming? The Braves, the Reds, the Padres.
A look at the five left-handed pitchers from the 2010 Futures Game.
A look at the possible impact of adding and dropping pitches.
From three pitches to five to ... three?
How did Jered Weaver become an even better pitcher?
What did his pitching coach find?
How do different pitches measure up?
A rookie's road to the majors and his PITCHf/x flights.
Seven teams included a rookie in their 2010 Opening Day roster.
Only the few survive in the majors
PITCHf/x check-ins on four 2009 first-round picks
The Rangers' 2006 top pick is still looking to make his mark.
Toronto is choosing among three relievers with ties to the North Siders
What's a line drive? It depends on your perspective.
Did the Big Z just drop his best pitch?
If not a ground ball, what?
A look back at the class of 2009 via PITCHf/x
These 29 have the right markings.
Harry tests his bias, and likes the results. Mostly.
Will Harden's relationship with the worm burner change in Texas?
The AFL gave us some blue chippers, but also some dark horses.
Two ex-Dodgers have gone from great to just good—so far.
The 2009 AL Rookie of the Year scouted—digitally.
It's not all about No. 1. Four other top 2009 draft picks went from amateur ball to pitching in the AFL.
Was it the pitcher or the park?
The waiting wasn't it worth it for the Phillies
Is Gil Meche's fastball the root of his struggles?
Another look at batted ball classifications—Gameday's soft and sharp.
Gameday relies on stringers to classify batted balls. How consistent are they?
Sports Illustrated named its top set-up men of 2009. We take a closer look.
Six players "improved" their groundball rates in 2009. Two saw it happen without an actual improvement in performance.
With a new uniform in 2009, he took a new approach to his job.
The Cubs have a shot at back-to-back Rookies of the Year, thanks to the Blue Jays.
Royals starter looks at PITCHf/x, understands it, and, best of all, applies it.
If repeating the same actions and expecting a different outcome is a definition of insanity, then baseball is crazy.
We can no longer call these events PITCHf/x Summits—they are BASEBALLf/x Summits
Some challenges that can affect pitch classification and analysis.
Carl Pavano, up until a recent injury, has been having a decent season. What's up? Or, what's in?
Johan Santana has (or had) a blister, and his pitching coach says it has affected his fastball. Checking that out with PITCHf/x seems easy enough, but therein lies the rub.
Sportvision has released April's HITf/x data in advance of the 2009 PITCHf/x Summit. Here's a first pass through the data.
A subtle shift in pitch locations has come with a bigger shift in results for Brad Lidge.
Not many pitchers work the outside edge on both left- and right-handed hitters. Some who do may want to reconsider.
Rich Hill's journey from Chicago to Baltimore was a rough one, but his debut as Oriole yielded a satisfying but unspectacular win.
Milwaukee puts its rotation in line beyond a talented young man.
High ball swingers and low ball swingers—and those who swing at both. Or neither.
From the moot point department, a look at closers who moved into the rotation.
Should the Royals convert their closer to a starter?
A PITCHf/x profile of two Rule 5 picks—Donald Veal and David Patton.
A look at the new bells and whistles in Gameday—and what's coming next.
A pair of 22-year-old rookies have landed in the fourth slots of the Angels' and Nationals' rotations.