The Tampa Bay Rays have some really interesting pitchers on their big league staff; so much so that I've developed something of an obsession with the team. They create some of the best and asthetically-pleasing pitch movement The Rays' pitching development, headed by pitching coach Kyle Snyder, seems to have a firm grasp on effective … Continue reading The Best Pitches in the Tampa Bay Rays Staff
I've been an advocate for pitching gifs that give accurate perspectives on pitch movement/shape. Viewing a pitch from an analysis standpoint requires the right balance of vertical and horizontal viewpoints. A camera placed too high or one that is off-center can distort what's really happening and can either make a pitch look nastier than it … Continue reading Rating All 30 MLB Center Field Cameras
This uber-popular clip of Charlie Morton's two-seam fastball and curveball is pure fantasy. And no, that doesn't make it any less fun to watch so long as you don't care about its accuracy. https://twitter.com/PitchingNinja/status/1181268716056657925 However, I don't think its physically possible for a pitch to turn on a dime like that, but of course, I'm … Continue reading Thoughts on the Charlie Morton fastball/curveball video.
Josh Hader is incredibly hard to hit for several reasons. The biggest has to be because of his mechanics as Hader hides the ball really well (especially to left-handed hitters). He does so by angling his body towards the first baseline as you can see by his front foot position. The hitter is kept in … Continue reading Josh Hader Wrecks Timing