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Friday, June 05, 2015

Statcast: Eovaldi’s fascinating low-spin splitter | MLB.com

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 rate is so unremarkable in either direction. It’s not as simple as “more spin equals better pitch” so much as it is that low-spin fastballs tend to get higher ground-ball rates, and high-spin fastballs generally result in more swings-and-misses. Eovaldi’s 2,146 RPM four-seamer, which through the end of May had the 272nd-highest spin rate of 409 pitchers who had thrown it at least 40 times, is neither. Fastballs work best at the extreme edges of spin rates, not quietly in the middle.

Jim Furtado Posted: June 05, 2015 at 02:48 PM | 0 comment(s)
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Saturday, February 14, 2015

Yankees’ big plan to harness Nathan Eovaldi’s 100-mph heat | New York Post

The article forgets to talk about one thing…the plan.

Jim Furtado Posted: February 14, 2015 at 08:22 PM | 27 comment(s)
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