Pedro Martinez had a immensely successful career and a couple years ago was asked about how to save the pitching elbow. Has his advice helped?
Do you know how to calculate pitch value and its sabermetric correlation with run expectancy?
Pitchers who produce lots of strikeouts as compared to walks allowed are usually very good, and pitchers who have poor K/BB ratios are usually very bad.
Kyle Hendricks’ of the Chicago Cubs, has a consistent release point (and pitching mechanics) is easily repeated, but is it enough for sustained success?
Greg Maddux was the epitome of control and command. Painting the corner, hitting his spots, and effectively changing speeds to disrupt the timing of the batter.
Off-speed pitches are thrown with top-spin, which creates a pressure differential that magnifies the magnus force.
Have you ever wondered if baseball pitchers were actually paid their worth? Or if the percentage of salary a team dedicates to its pitching staff has an effect on the total number of wins?
If Paxton can continue to hone the usage of his overhauled arsenal, he could become the ace many scouts dreamed he would. I consider him a dark-horse candidate for the AL Cy Young – and honestly, I don’t think it’s much of a stretch.