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Friday, September 13, 2019

Zack Greinke’s 8 pitch types keeps ‘em guessing

Greinke is a weird duck.  He throws a ton of different pitches (four-seam fastball, changeup, slider, curve, sinker, split finger, cutter, and eephus), and he throws them really slowly.  No kidding on the slow thing, some of his curve balls come in below 70mph.  It’s legal to drive as fast as some of his pitches.  But he’s really good.

Ziggy is done with Dominican discotheques Posted: September 13, 2019 at 02:35 PM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: astros, eephus, pitches, zack greinke

Sunday, May 05, 2019

White Sox infielder puzzles Red Sox with pitches so slow the radar gun ignored them

When Chicago White Sox second baseman Jose Rondon was called on to pitch the ninth inning of their 6-1 loss to the Boston Red Sox on Friday night, he didn’t come armed with a blazing fastball or a wicked curveball.

Instead, he puzzled the reigning World Series champions with an array of eephus pitches that were so slow, they wouldn’t get pulled over for speeding on the highway.

How slow you ask?

Some of the pitches didn’t even register on the radar gun.

Does this mean that slowball pitchers are the newest market inefficiency?

 

QLE Posted: May 05, 2019 at 03:39 AM | 13 comment(s)
  Beats: eephus, jose rondon, under the radar

 

 

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