Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Let's talk velocity

I got curious about the velocity of the pitching staff. When I get curious, you have something to read. All figures are courtesy of FanGraphs. In the off-season, we'll look at changes from 2008 to 2009, and what we might be able to expect in 2010. For the time being, let's just look at the velocity of pitchers based on four pitch types.

FB = Fastball
CB = Curveball
CH = Changeup
SL = Slider

















PitcherFB VelCB VelCH VelSL Vel
Arias9381.480.582
Bazardo92.1-83.183.4
Brocail89.275.984.585.3
Byrdak89.4-82.782.4
Fulchino92.982.184.883.2
LaHawk94.180.68688.2
Moehler87.677.681.282.9
Norris93.5-86.587.5
Oswalt93.17283.484.1
Paulino95.281.985.285.8
Valverde95.884.185.385.8
Wandy90.176.98479.6
Wright91.278.984.983


Biggest change in velocity from fastball to changeup goes to Alberto Arias with a -12.5mph drop.

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