Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Baseball Analytics: Comparing 2012’s No-Hitters

Homer Bailey tossed the seventh no-hitter of the 2012 season last night, blanking the Pittsburgh Pirates while striking out 10 batters. Bailey mostly stuck with his fastball, throwing it nearly 70% of the time, and he mixed his pitch location by giving Pittsburgh about the same number of pitches at the letters (37% of his pitches were thrown high) as at the knees (34% thrown low).

Here’s a look at the pitch frequency heat maps, pitch mix and pitch location for all of 2012’s no-hitters. These guys dominated with drastically diverging styles. Bailey emphasized his heater, but Felix Hernandez and Phil Humber relied more on breaking and off-speed stuff. While Jered Weaver challenged hitters high in the zone, Felix, Johan Santana, six Mariners pitchers who threw a combined no-no, and Matt Cain kept the ball low. Humber hammered the strike zone. Johan rarely put anything over the plate. All had different approaches, and all had historic days.

Thanks to Toth.

Repoz Posted: September 30, 2012 at 09:33 AM | 0 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: history, sabermetrics

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Backlasher
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOT - March 2017 NBA thread
(905 - 10:36pm, Mar 27)
Last: tshipman

NewsblogOTP 27 March 2017: Trump, Healthcare, and the Art of the Botched Deal
(215 - 10:30pm, Mar 27)
Last: ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick

NewsblogHeyman: Cardinals, Molina Making Big Progress Toward Extension
(5 - 10:08pm, Mar 27)
Last: cardsfanboy

NewsblogRaul Mondesi wins starting second base job for the Royals
(38 - 9:54pm, Mar 27)
Last: Booey

NewsblogTwins' attempt to chart fatigue raises concerns with players union
(20 - 9:31pm, Mar 27)
Last: puck

NewsblogTHE B/R Q&A: ROB MANFRED WANTS MLB TO 'OWN THE NEXT GENERATION' OF SPORTS FANS
(23 - 9:23pm, Mar 27)
Last: Slivers of Maranville descends into chaos (SdeB)

NewsblogOT: March-April 2017 Soccer Thread
(175 - 9:15pm, Mar 27)
Last: madvillain

NewsblogBraves urge fans to plan as traffic test looms with exhibition game
(10 - 8:40pm, Mar 27)
Last: WSPanic

NewsblogOakland A's 'understand' Raiders need to move, remind us they need a new stadium
(3 - 8:23pm, Mar 27)
Last: Bote Man

Hall of MeritMost Meritorious Player: 2002 Discussion
(13 - 8:19pm, Mar 27)
Last: Moeball

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 3-27-2017
(21 - 7:59pm, Mar 27)
Last: AndrewJ

NewsblogCleveland Indians 2017 opening day roster projections: Paul Hoynes | cleveland.com
(11 - 6:41pm, Mar 27)
Last: Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama

NewsblogWong would rather be traded than platoon at second base
(10 - 5:37pm, Mar 27)
Last: RMc's Yelling Mob of Hackmen

NewsblogTiebreaker, intentional walk rules added to minor league games
(27 - 5:30pm, Mar 27)
Last: RMc's Yelling Mob of Hackmen

NewsblogWill teams blow White Sox away for Jose Quintana?
(4 - 5:00pm, Mar 27)
Last: snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster)

Page rendered in 0.1252 seconds
45 querie(s) executed