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Member Since 03 Jun 2012
Offline Last Active Aug 18 2013 09:28 PM

#51706 Watching/Scouting Players

Posted by chirogerg1 on 28 July 2013 - 05:12 PM

Stuff wise, it is basically velocity, movement, command and deception that determine how good it is. But in a game, most of what determines whether a pitch is quality lies with the hitter. Sometimes the batter will be looking for a fastball when the pitcher throws one, and sometimes they'll be looking fastball when the pitcher throw a curveball. All the pitcher really should worry about is locating, because after the pitch is released, most things are out of his control. You can usually tell if the pitcher hit his spot based on where the catcher was set up and where the pitch ended up. Also, it is generally much more dangerous or less quality when the pitcher misses up in the zone rather than down in the zone, especially with breaking balls and change ups, which become very easy to hit if left elevated, especially with two strikes, when hitters may be looking for secondary pitches more often. This is what is known as "hanging" an offspeed pitch. 

Also, concerning mechanics, some adjustments are to prevent injury or allowing a pitcher's delivery to become more repeatable, meaning that foot strike position, stride length, and release point become more precise. This allows for easier location of pitches, especially repeating location.

#50986 Some thoughts on Lake

Posted by chirogerg1 on 21 July 2013 - 10:15 PM

Obstruction, not interference. He was so far from the plate and out of the baseline that Rosario didn't need to do anything. He would surely not have been in the way if Lake was running in the baseline. Either way, Rosario would have had the ball by the time Lake got to him.

#27619 Darwin Barney generating interest?

Posted by chirogerg1 on 27 June 2012 - 09:55 PM

If you were the GM, we would literally keep trading away prospects that aren't perfect for more prospects who you would trade again later

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