December 10, 2013
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Before we can create a tool to identify injured pitchers, we have to study pitchers who are injured yet still pitching.
Did the Braves end up with an enormously talented front line pitcher or the headache Ozzie Guillen has been complaining about for the past few seasons?
There are about a million soft-tossing lefties out there, but only one Jamie Moyer. What separates him from the pack?
This past season was mostly a lost one for John Smoltz and the Braves. Let's look at what he might have left for a 2009 campaign.
Last week Tim Lincecum took home the Cy Young award. Here is another look at the overpowering right hander.
Myers was a key contributor in the Phillies' World Series run, but he needed a stint in Triple-A to get back to his previous form.
What does the rookie lefty bring to the table?
A look at the Japanese import who helped clinch the series for the Dodgers.
Some small things might play a big role.
A look at the lefty ace of the Rays.
It appears not to be as important as some think
So, is it?
His sub-par year and his current elbow injury.
Does he have enough left in the tank to help the Mets hold on this year?
Some lesser-known pitchers who throw the flutter pitch.
Has Gavin Floyd finally become the starter he was predicted to be?
Can the Twins catch the White Sox and hang another pennant before moving to a new ballpark in 2010?
A look at the West Virginia Power.
Can the Cubs break their nearly hundred years curse?
Is throwing two straight fastballs shoulder high a good thing?
Four Brewers prospects who could make a splash
Throw everything you've got to a couple of batters, then leave. What happens when you stay in the game?
Is fatigue getting to the Cubs' young fireballer?
Is there a limit as to how much of a speed differential a pitcher can have between his change up and fastball and still be effective?
A front row seat to Tim Beckham's minor league debut.
The Royals' ace has become one of the best.
A look at what the young Yankee right hander throws.
A guide to pitching at Coors.
PITCHf/x offers a new look at an old problem.
A look at Arroyo's quirky delivery with PITCHf/x.
A look at how age affects pitchers' fastball speed using PITCHf/x data
The inner workings of a slider, plus a few more words on curveballs.
A look at what attributes of a curveball makes it effective.
A look at Cano's slow start this season
At 44, Johnson has come back from the DL to pitch great in his first three starts. Here, with the help of PITCHfx, is how he's doing it
How relief pitchers fare depending on the number of days they've had off
Here's how he's getting the job done.
Four teams off on the right foot to start the season.
How Tim Hudson succeeded without his best stuff
How the Padres star does it
So how do we use this information—and what makes Mariano Rivera different?
An attempt at grouping like pitchers together using PITCH f/x data.
Does Bartolo Colon have anything left in the tank? A closer look at the burly right hander.
A look at Milwaukee's young slugger, Prince Fielder.
A look at league average breaking balls using PITCHf/x.