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A ten minute PITCHf/x on Waino

At the request of VEP, a quick looksie at #1 Waino tonight vs. previously #2 why Brooksbaseball is badass.

 

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Brooksbaseball does the math to come up with the needed RPMs to generate the movement recorded by PITCHf/x and is easily my favorite thing to look at (and I'm not sure I've seen much analysis done with it for some reason).  This is important because a curveball that breaks -8 inches at 78 mph is better than one that breaks those same -8 inches at 74 mph.  RPMs take some of the variables out of the equation, and looking at that, Waino's curve was unquestionably filthy tonight.  Top is his start against Houston, bottom is tonight and the curve is the clusters on the left.  To keep this short: #1 Waino appears to have ditched any of our postulated ideas of him throwing a get-me-over-CB as his lowest RPM curve tonight was about the average in Houston.  #2 2400 RPMs on a curve is insanity (my guess is that the 2500 one from Houston was a PITCHf/x screwup).

The end.

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