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Monday, March 03, 2014

Fangraphs/Sullivan: Reviewing Last Year’s Bunt Doubles

Posted because

(a) fun baseball!

(b) Worth pointing out Jeff Sullivan at Fangraphs has been doing a great job picking out interesting things from 2013 and writing brief recaps with gifs and pictures. He’s been doing this for a while and deserves some credit for highlighting (a).

Last season, there were three bunt doubles, each of them different but each of them inarguably bunt doubles. FanGraphs has no record of a year with more bunt doubles. One was pulled almost like a line drive. One was put down against an infield shift. One was put down into an infield shift.

villageidiom Posted: March 03, 2014 at 10:54 AM | 42 comment(s)
  Beats: bunts, gerardo parra, gifs, nate mclouth, robinson cano

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Sullivan: The Worst of the Best: The Season’s Wildest Swings

Colby Rasmus swung at this pitch, and he swung with the full, uninterrupted confidence of a man who couldn’t believe pitches could do that and go there. All Colby Rasmus might ever see, in his head, are fastballs over the plate. All he saw here was a fastball over the plate, even though he was behind in the count against a same-handed pitcher. He got a breaking ball outside in the dirt. Maybe Colby Rasmus is also blind. Are both Colby Rasmus and Rajai Davis blind? I think I might have an idea of why the Blue Jays so badly underachieved. They didn’t underachieve — they just neglected to replace two blind players.


Fangraphs/Sullivan: The Season’s Wildest Pitches

See, that’s the difference between you and me. You’d like to mock the pitchers for throwing these pitches. I’d like to commend the umpires for getting every call right.

Before we get to the top five, or the bottom five, whichever, it seems prudent to identify the five runners-up:

•Alfredo Figaro to Brandon Barnes on June 18
•Alfredo Simon to Matt Dominguez on September 18
•Rick Porcello to Ryan Doumit on June 14
•Phillippe Aumont to Travis Snider on July 2
•Ian Kennedy to Pablo Sandoval on April 29

All of those pitches were at least 69.4 inches away from the center of the strike zone, which is nearly six feet. One of them was actually more than six feet away. These are five pitches that didn’t make it. I’m not saying there was a lot of bad baseball in 2013, but what bad baseball there was was truly bad indeed.

 

villageidiom Posted: October 22, 2013 at 12:40 PM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: bad pitchers, comedy, gifs, horror movie, pitch framing, pitch fx, pitching, train wrecks

 

 

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