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Brandon McCarthy:Set for another strong start

Brandon McCarthy:Set for another strong start vs Pirates

Report generated Saturday, August 13, 2016

Pitch Summary
  • Threw fastballs 92-94mph (26% of all pitches)
  • Cutter 89-92 (25%)
  • Sinker 89-93 (17%)
  • Curveball 79-81 (30%)
  • Curveball 79-81 (30%)
  • 539 total pitches (61% in the strike zone)
  • Threw 18 of 32 first pitches for strikes (56%)
Last Game
  • LAST GAME ON 08/07/16@LAN
  • Fastball 91-92mph (6 pitches, 9% of total)
  • Cutter 88.80-91 (16 pitches, 25% of total)
  • Sinker 90.83-93 (18 pitches, 28% of total)
  • Curveball 79-81 (25 pitches, 38% of total)
  • Curveball 79-81 (25 pitches, 38% of total))
  • Threw 65 total pitches (51% in the strike zone)
Last Game Summary
  • 5 walks 2 hits- 2 off CB. 0 strikeouts. Threw 13 first-pitches in the strike-zone of 17 total (76%). Faced 9 LHH 8 RHH. Umpire called 2 strikes incorrectly as balls including 1 ball-four
Strengths
  • Plus control of fastballs.
  • Great control of curve.
  • Deceptive sinkers had 20% of swings miss (10% is average).
  • Kept first-pitch down 50% of the time (25% was average)
  • -- and when he did batters did not take advantage hitting only 5% (9% is average).
Patterns
  • Liked to throw curveballs - 30%. Liked to mix in cutters often - 25%. Threw first-pitch cutter much more often than most pitchers at 28%. Threw first-pitch curveballs much more often than most pitchers at 38%. Threw first-pitch sinker more often than most pitchers at 14%. Threw fewer first-pitch fastballs than most pitchers at 32%.
  • 1-0 threw curves to RHH 45% (7% is average). 1-0 threw curves to LHH 40% (7% is average).
  • 2-1 threw curves to righties 46% (7% is average).
  • 3-2 threw curves to righties 47% (6% is average).
  • Consider stealing on 1-2 - he threw 12% of 8 pitches in potential SB opportunities in the dirt.
Windup/Stretch
  • From the stretch, located curves 28" more to the catchers left. From the stretch, threw cutters 34% more frequently (30% vs 23% of all pitches). From the stretch, located cutters 6" more to the catchers right. From the stretch, threw sinkers 43% less frequently (12% vs 20% of all pitches).
Insights
  • Rarely attempted pickoffs.
  • 0 Threw fastballs outside to RHH. His fastballs were on the faster side at 93. He did not vary his fastballs velocity much, usually by only 1.60 mph.
  • Deceptive fastballs had 28% of swings miss (10% is average). Threw curves inside to RHH. Threw sinkers inside to RHH.
  • Average control of sinkers. His cutter was one of the fastest at 90.90.
  • Average control of cutter.

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