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Monday, August 01, 2011

Building The Perfect Pitcher

But whose brain do we use? Stay away from the Abby-Normal ones…

I’ve seen this sort of exercise done before, usually in difficult-to-quantify terms like “Mental Toughness” or “Stuff” or “Nastiness” or “Poise.” This time I’d rather it be metric-driven, even if the data is based in part on observation and, by extension, is subject to error. I simply wanted to determine who had the best pitches this season or, more accurately, who had the best results from their pitches

vegasman2000 Posted: August 01, 2011 at 01:30 PM | 3 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Spivey Posted: August 01, 2011 at 04:59 PM (#3890344)
As I was watching some of the Detroit/Angels game yesterday, Verlander's "everything" seems to be pretty close to perfect this year.
   2. PreservedFish Posted: August 01, 2011 at 05:13 PM (#3890357)
Best Knuckleball: Tim Wakefield.

Because he’s Tim Wakefield, that’s why.

I think Wakefield may have passed the baton to RA Dickey.
   3. GuyMcGuffin Posted: August 01, 2011 at 05:26 PM (#3890369)
If we're building the perfect pitcher, shouldn't we make him throw lefty and righty? You could allow him two spots in the rotation, or he could just neutralize platoon splits throughout the course the game.

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