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Kevin Gausman Looks to Build on Solid 2016 Season

Ian York investigates the pitch repertoire of Orioles starter Kevin Gausman, using PITCHf/x and unique graphics to get a better understanding of the righty.
Roberto Osuna

Analyzing Blue Jays Closer Roberto Osuna

Roberto Osuna, the closer for the Toronto Blue Jays, is in his third season in the major leagues at the age of 22. In 2015, at the age of 20, he appeared in 68 games, finishing 38 of them;...
Francisco Liriano

What Does Veteran Francisco Liriano Bring to the Blue Jays?

Ian York looks at veteran lefty Francisco Liriano, using PITCHf/x and his unique graphics to demonstrate how the Blue Jays starter pitches.
Marcus Stroman

What Makes Marcus Stroman Effective?

Ian York uses PITCHf/x and his unique graphics to investigate the pitch repertoire of Toronto Blue Jays starter Marcus Stroman.
Blake Snell

Analyzing the Young Blake Snell

Tampa Bay Rays’ pitcher Blake Snell made his major-league debut on April 23, 2016 at the age of 23. The left-hander finished the season with a 6-8 win-loss record in 19 starts, but his ERA of 3.54 (ERA+ of...
Jake Odorizzi

The Perfectly Cromulent Jake Odorizzi

Jake Odorizzi played his third full season in 2016, and was a pretty good starter for the Tampa Bay Rays. His 3.69 ERA (110 ERA+) and 1.194 WHIP gave him a 10-6 won-lost record that could have easily looked...
Chris Archer

Looking into Tampa Bay Rays Staff Ace Chris Archer’s Pitches

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer tied for the most losses in baseball in 2016, with a 9-19 won-lost record, even though his 4.02 ERA (101 ERA+), 3.81 FIP, and a 1.242 WHIP made him just about a league-average...
Zach Britton

Zach Britton: Dominant Closer

Zach Britton, the superb left-handed closer for the Orioles, was a mediocre starter from 2011 until 2013. Upon becoming a reliever in 2014, his fastball velocity jumped up by 3-4 mph and he was immediately excellent (ERA 1.65/ERA+ 240)....
Pomeranz

What’s in Store for Drew Pomeranz in His Second Season with the Red Sox?

Ian York uses PITCHf/x and his unique graphics to demonstrate how the lefty pitches to the opposition and how he fared last season.
Steven Wrigth

An Examination of Knuckleballer Steven Wright

Ian York looks at Boston Red Sox starter Steven Wright to figure out how the knuckleballer gets batters out.

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