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Dodgers like what Scott Kazmir offers

Dodgers like what Scott Kazmir offers

The good thing about signing a 32 year old pitcher, is that you have a good idea of what you are getting.  Aside from the obvious numbers Scott put up with the Astros, let's look at some numbers you may not have seen.

Pitches

  • Threw fastballs 89-94mph (58% of all pitches), cutter 85-88 (6%), sinker 89-93 (2%), changeup 74-78 (18%), slider 80-86 (11%), curveball 75-79 (5%).

  • CT was most effective. SL was least effective. 3037 total pitches (59% in the strike zone). Threw 718 of 1126 first pitches for strikes (64%).

Insights

  • CT was his most effective pitch - batters hit just 0.269 when put into play compared to 0.366 off his least effective pitch - SL.

  • Rarely attempted pickoffs.

  • CT was his most effective pitch - batters hit just 0.269 when put into play compared to 0.366 off his least effective pitch - SL.

  • Threw first-pitch strikes often (64%).

  • Rarely attempted pickoffs.

  • Threw fastballs outside to RHH.

  • Deceptive fastballs had 16% of swings miss (10% is avg).

  • Got good spin on fastballs (16% above MLB avg).

  • Got little spin on curves (63% below MLB avg.) Threw SL inside to RHH.

  • He mixes up his SL velocity broadly, usually by 5.6 mph.

  • Varied break length of the SL often, usually by 3.2 ft.

  • Kept changeups low to LHH.

  • His changeup was one of the slowest at 76.

  • Got good spin on sinkers (14% above MLB avg).

  • Average control of cutter.





data: MLB Advanced Media/Ariball


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