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PitchF/X Tool

Take a look at what's going on with the new PitchF/X Web Tool: http://baseball.bornbybits.com/php/combined_tool.php

While it doesn't have a whole lot of data for the Indians, I figure we can at least draw some SSS conclusions. First of all, our favorite trading chip:

Cliff Lee

What can we see? Well, first of all, it's only 492 pitches (probably < 25% of his pitches), so, huge SSS warning, but it still looks like he's got pretty good stuff.

I don't think there's enough pitches to make any responsible conclusions, but I'm going to anyways:

  1. He's throwing his FB 72% of the time. The curve 4%. FOUR!!! I thought the curve was his "out" pitch. This might explain why he didn't get many "outs."
  2. The curve is a ball 50% of the time. Lackey's curve is 38%. He dosen't seem to be getting it over the damn plate.
  3. I made this little SLG/Pitch stat to try to gauge how "hard" the opposing batters are hitting the pitches: (S + 2*2B + 3*3B +4*HR)/#Pitches.
- Cliff's slider, which he throws more than his curve, is getting TATOO'd to the tune of 20 whateverunits.

Also, why did I choose Lackey? Well, he was the first one to come to mind, so there.

Here's the link to the spreadsheet I used to make these broad, sweeping, probably incorrect conclusions.

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