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Brandon McCarthy on DL: What Dodgers lose

Brandon McCarthy on DL: What Dodgers lose

Report generated Monday, August 15, 2016

Pitch Summary
  • Threw fastballs 92-94mph (24% of all pitches) 
  • Cutter 89-92 (24%) 
  • Sinker 89-93 (18%)
  • Curveball 79-81 (31%)
  • Curveball 79-81 (31%)
  • 590 total pitches (60% in the strike zone)
  • Threw 18 of 32 first pitches for strikes (56%)
Last Game
  • LAST GAME ON 08/13/16@LAN
  • Fastball 92-93mph (2 pitches, 4% of total) 
  • Cutter 90.32-92 (9 pitches, 18% of total) 
  • Sinker 90.52-91 (20 pitches, 39% of total)
  • Curveball 78-80 (20 pitches, 39% of total)
  • Curveball 78-80 (20 pitches, 39% of total))
  • Threw 51 total pitches (47% in the strike zone)
Last Game Summary
  • 5 walks 2 hits- 1 off CB 1 off sinker. 3 strikeouts (all looking). Threw 8 first-pitches in the strike-zone of 13 total (61%). Faced 5 LHH 8 RHH. Umpire called 1 balls incorrectly as strikes
Strengths
  • Plus control of fastballs. 
  • Great control of curve. 
  • Deceptive sinkers had 19% of swings miss (10% is average). 
  • Kept first-pitch down 49% of the time (25% was average)
  • -- and when he did batters did not take advantage hitting only 5% (9% is average).
Weaknesses
  • High contact rate off his curve: 86% of swings made contact (74% is average).
Patterns
  • Liked to throw curveballs - 31%. Liked to mix in cutters often - 24%. Threw first-pitch cutter much more often than most pitchers at 28%. Threw first-pitch curveballs much more often than most pitchers at 37%. Threw first-pitch sinker more often than most pitchers at 17%. Threw fewer first-pitch fastballs than most pitchers at 33%. 
  • 1-0 threw curves to RHH 46% (7% is average). 1-0 threw curves to LHH 39% (7% is average). 
  • 2-0 did not throw fastballs to righties often - 36% (72% is average).
  • 2-0 did not throw fastballs to lefties often - 18% (74% is average).
  • 2-1 threw curves to righties 47% (7% is average).
  • 2-1 threw curves to lefties 33% (8% 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 29" more to the catchers left. From the stretch, threw cutters 34% more frequently (29% vs 22% of all pitches). From the stretch, located cutters 6" more to the catchers right.
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 27% of swings miss (10% is average). Threw curves inside to RHH. Threw sinkers inside to RHH. Threw sinkers outside to LHH. 
  • Average control of sinkers. His cutter was one of the fastest at 90.90.

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