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Sunday, April 17, 2016

Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright frustrated | cardinals.com

All you Twitter people are on notice!

“I don’t care what all those Twitter people out there calling for my retirement and all that, and I don’t know how many times I have to tell people to relax, because you pitch a few games like this you don’t deserve to tell them to relax,” Wainwright said.

“What I will and can say is I will come out of this, and I will be a very, very good pitcher. I’m just not there right now.”

Jim Furtado Posted: April 17, 2016 at 08:37 AM | 11 comment(s)
  Beats: adam wainwright, cardinals

Thursday, February 04, 2016

The Wainwrightization of Rick Porcello | FanGraphs

Great stuff from Jeff Sullivan.

Granted, there are similarities between lots of great players and lots of inferior players. The limitation of the pitch-comp system is it says nothing about consistency, and I can’t imagine Porcello yet trusts his curve the way that Wainwright has trusted his. One still has to assume Wainwright commands the pitch better, and then there’s also the matter of Wainwright having the cutter, which is better than Porcello’s. The effectiveness of a pitch is in part about the effectiveness of the other pitches, so Porcello still has a lot of proving to do. The point isn’t that Rick Porcello turned into Adam Wainwright when nobody noticed.

The point is simply that Rick Porcello’s curveball has evolved into something extremely similar to Adam Wainwright’s curveball. You can choose how much to make of that. If nothing else, it’s something to watch for.

Jim Furtado Posted: February 04, 2016 at 02:45 PM | 16 comment(s)
  Beats: adam wainwright, cardinals, pitching, red sox, rick porcello, sabermetrics

 

 

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