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4th JULY: Dodgers Pitching Matchup

4th JULY: Dodgers Pitching Matchup: Urias vs.Gallardo

  • Julio Cesar Urias
  • Born: 8/12/1996 in Culiacan Rosales, Sinaloa, Mexico
  • Debut: May 27, 2016
YearWLERAGGSSVIPSOWHIP
2016 Stats 1 2 4.09 7 7 0 33.0 41 1.45
MLB Career Stats 1 2 4.09 7 7 0 33.0 41 1.45

Pitch Summary
  • Threw fastballs 91-94mph (58% of all pitches)
  • Curveball 74-78 (18%)
  • Slider 84-87 (14%)
  • Changeup 79-82 (8%)
  • 611 total pitches (59% in the strike zone)
  • Threw 17 of 35 first pitches for strikes (49%)
Last Game
  • LAST GAME ON 06/28/16@MIL
  • Fastball 91-93mph (63 pitches, 63% of total)
  • Curveball 73-76 (21 pitches, 21% of total)
YearTeamLGNPPitch TypeAvg Pitch Speed (mph)Avg Perceived Speed (mph)Avg Spin Rate (rpm)Avg Extension (feet)Avg Exit Velocity (mph)
2016 Dodgers NL 359 Four-seam FB 93.23 92.47 2413.00 5.81 89.27
MLB Avg - - - Four-seam FB 92.85 92.50 2238.00 6.16 90.21

  • Yovani Gallardo
  • Pronunciation: yoh-VAN-nee giy-YAHR-doh
  • Born: 2/27/1986 in Penjamillo, Michoacan, Mexico
  • Draft: 2004, Milwaukee Brewers, 2nd rd. (46th overall)
  • High School: Green B. Trimble Technical, Fort Worth, TX
  • Debut: June 18, 2007
YearWLERAGGSSVIPSOWHIP
2016 Stats 3 1 5.77 7 7 0 34.1 23 1.57
MLB Career Stats 105 76 3.71 254 251 0 1508.0 1370 1.32

Pitch Summary
  • Threw fastballs 87-90mph (29% of all pitches)
  • Slider 84-87 (42%)
  • Changeup 82-87 (13%)
  • Curveball 74-78 (13%)
  • 610 total pitches (54% in the strike zone)
  • Threw 142 of 247 first pitches for strikes (57%)
Last Game
  • LAST GAME ON 06/29/16@SDN
  • Fastball 90-91mph (47 pitches, 48% of total)
  • Slider 86-88 (38 pitches, 39% of total)
  • Curveball 77-79 (12 pitches, 12% of total))
  • Threw 97 total pitches (63% in the strike zone)
Last Game Summary
  • 3 walks 3 hits- 1 off FB 2 off slider. 6 strikeouts (3 swinging). Threw 15 first-pitches in the strike-zone of 24 total (62%). Faced 9 LHH 15 RHH. Umpire called 4 strikes incorrectly as balls
Strengths
  • Great control of slider.
  • Changeup release points were deceptive.
  • Kept first-pitch down 50% of the time (25% was average)
  • Rarely made mistakes with his curve - 8 of 84 thrown (10% ; 16% is average)-- and when he did batters didRarely made mistakes with his fastball - 26 of 179 thrown (14% ; 24% is average)-- and when he did batters took advantage hitting 15% (9% is average).
Weaknesses
  • Poor control of fastballs.
  • Below average control of curve.
  • Changeup velocities were not deceptively slower than his fastballs - only 4.90 mph.
  • Below average control of changeup. High contact rate off his changeup: 91% of swings made contact (73% is average).
  • Poor control of 4-seams. High contact rate off his 4-seamers: 100% of swings made contact (90% is average).
Patterns
  • Threw sliders often - 42%. Threw first-pitch slider much more often than most pitchers at 45%. Threw fewer first-pitch fastballs than most pitchers at 23%.
  • Nibbled on 0-2 counts, throwing balls out of the zone 82% of the time (62% is average). 1-0 threw sliders to RHH 60% (14% is average). 1-0 threw sliders to LHH 40% (10% is average).
  • 2-0 did not throw fastballs to lefties often - 16% (74% is average).
  • 2-0 threw sliders to lefties 49% (8% is average).
  • 2-1 threw sliders to righties 56% (16% is average).
  • 2-2 threw sliders to lefties 49% (18% is average).
  • Use caution stealing on 2-1 counts - he threw 14% of 7 pitches in potential SB opportunities high.
Windup/Stretch
  • From the stretch, located fastballs 4" down. From the stretch, located curves 18" more to the catchers left. From the stretch, located curves 4" down. From the stretch, located changeups 4" more to the catchers left. From the stretch, located changeups 3" down.
Insights
  • FB was his most effective pitch - batters hit just 1 when put into play compared to 1 off his least effective pitch - CH. Rarely attempted pickoffs.
  • Kept curves low to RHH. Kept curves low to LHH. Threw sliders high to righties. Threw sliders high to lefties. Varied his slider angle broadly by 22 degrees. Short slider break length. Got good spin on sliders (87% above MLB average). Threw changeups outside to LHH. Got good spin on changeup (29% above MLB average). His 4-seams were one of the slowest of all pitchers at 88.70.

YearTeamLGNPPitch TypeAvg Pitch Speed (mph)Avg Perceived Speed (mph)Avg Spin Rate (rpm)Avg Extension (feet)Avg Exit Velocity (mph)
2016 Orioles AL 217 Slider 86.00 84.93 2173.00 5.64 88.61
MLB Avg - - - Slider 84.45 83.76 1973.00 5.81 87.14

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