Pitching Visual Analysis

Pitching Visual Analysis

Justin Verlander: The New Astro

The Red Sox are fairly familiar with Justin Verlander, having faced him often when he played for the Detroit Tigers, and generally have fared pretty poorly against him. Of the current Sox, only Mitch Moreland (.863) and Eduardo Núñez...

The Dallas Keuchel Red Sox Hitters Will Face

After Dallas Keuchel’s Cy Young season in 2015, he had a down year in 2016 (4.55 ERA, 86 ERA+, 1.286 WHIP for a 9-12 win-loss record), but he has bounced back very well in 2017. His 2.90 ERA (136...

Chris Sale v. 2017

  Chris Sale was traded to the Red Sox on December 6, 2016. At this point in the season, the trade is looking pretty good for the Sox; the tall lefty has a 17-7 win-loss record, a 2.75 ERA (164...

How Does Wade Miley Do It?

Wade Miley is an inspiration to left-handers everywhere. He hasn’t actually been a good pitcher since 2013, when he was slightly above average (109 ERA+), after placing second in Rookie of the Year award voting in 2012. In the...
Eduardo Rodriguez

The New Eduardo Rodriguez

It’s a compliment to Eduardo Rodriguez to say he has been a disappointment the last two years. One of only 18 players to pitch at least 100 innings this season at the age of 24 or younger, the left-hander...
Chris Sale Mechanics

Dissecting Chris Sale’s Mechanics

Jon Zawrotny provides an in-depth breakdown of Chris Sale's unconventional mechanics, explaining how so many moving parts work together.
Carter Capps

The New and More Illegal Carter Capps Delivery

Back in July of 2015, I looked at Carter Capps’s delivery, cited the MLB rulebook, and used the power of technology (care of podcast co-host Damian Dydyn) to look at the controversial delivery from several different angles. The conclusion was,...

Anatomy of the Fernando Abad Debut

Justin Gorman examines the Fernando Abad debut pitch by pitch to see what went wrong against Robinson Cano.

Tyler Skaggs versus Jackie Bradley Jr.

Ian York uses PITCHf/x and his unique graphics to breakdown a curveball heavy affair that pitted Tyler Skaggs versus Jackie Bradley Jr.

Sonny Gray versus Xander Bogaerts

Sometimes a game can come down to one at-bat, whether the hitter strikes out or lifts his team with a big home run an entire season can hinge on one swing. Ian York breaks down the Sonny Gray versus Xander Bogaerts at-bat,...

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