If my memory isn’t faulty, I also remember some commentary about Eovaldi’s lack of deception in his motion, which means hitters get a better view.
Just look at how poorly Eovaldi has fared on getting swinging strikes on his blazing fastball over the last two seasons, compared to all pitchers who threw at least 200 pitches:
2014—5.44 percent swinging strikes—80th overall
2015—4.66 percent swinging strikes—115th overall
Why is such a hard fastball so unimposing? In part because Eovaldi’s spin ...
The article forgets to talk about one thing…the plan.
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