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Hill VS. Arrieta NLCS Game 3

Hill VS. Arrieta NLCS Game 3

Report generated Monday, October 17, 2016

RICH HILL

Pitch Summary
  • Threw fastballs 88-91mph (47% of all pitches)
  • Curveball 73-76 (49%)
  • Changeup 78-86 (1%)
  • Slider 79-81 (1%)
  • 1948 total pitches (64% in the strike zone)
  • Threw 121 of 206 first pitches for strikes (59%)
Last Game
  • LAST GAME ON 10/13/16@WAS
  • Fastball 89-91mph (28 pitches, 51% of total)
  • Curveball 73-75 (22 pitches, 40% of total)
  • Threw 55 total pitches (64% in the strike zone)
Last Game Summary
  • 1 walk 3 hits- 1 off FB 2 off CB. 6 strikeouts (2 swinging). Threw 8 first-pitches in the strike-zone of 13 total (61%). Faced 4 LHH 9 RHH. Umpire called 4 strikes incorrectly as balls
Strengths
  • Great control of fastballs.
  • Plus control of curve.
  • Kept first-pitch down 32% of the time (25% was average)
  • -- and when he did batters performed just average hitting 9% (9% is average).
Weaknesses
  • Release points for slider came out 2.20".
  • Threw first-pitch up often 48% of the time (28% was average)
  • Made mistakes often with his curve - 261 of 964 thrown (27% ; 16% is average)-- and when he did batters performed just average hitting 7% (7% is average).
Patterns
  • Liked to throw curveballs - 49%. Threw first-pitch curveballs much more often than most pitchers at 39%.
  • 0-1 threw curves to LHH 73% (15% is average). 0-2 threw curves to LHH 61% (18% is average). 1-0 threw curves to RHH 48% (7% is average). 1-0 threw curves to LHH 57% (7% is average). 1-1 threw curves to RHH 60% (11% is average). 1-1 threw curves to LHH 78% (13% is average). 1-2 threw curves to LHH 73% (17% is average).
  • 2-0 threw curves to righties 20% (4% is average).
  • 2-0 threw curves to lefties 22% (3% is average).
  • 2-1 threw curves to righties 54% (7% is average).
  • 2-1 threw curves to lefties 76% (8% is average).
  • 2-2 threw curves to righties 67% (12% is average).
  • 2-2 threw curves to lefties 67% (14% is average).
  • 3-0 ALWAYS threw fastballs to righties 99% (86% is average).
  • 3-1 threw curves to righties 32% (1% is average). 3-2 threw curves to righties 88% (6% is average). 3-2 threw curves to lefties 77% (7% is average).
Windup/Stretch
  • From the stretch, located curves 34" more to the catchers left. From the stretch, located changeups 8" up.
Insights
  • Threw pitches inside the strikezone 65% compared to the 59% MLB average.
  • 0 Threw fastballs high to RHH. FB had a big tailing action.
  • Deceptive fastballs had 30% of swings miss (10% is average). Got good spin on fastballs (15% above MLB average). Threw curves high to RHH. Threw curves high to LHH. Had 1-7 curve break angle (14 deg). Long sweeping curves break length. Got good spin on curves (37% above MLB average). Threw sliders inside to righties. Threw sliders outside to lefties. Threw sliders high to lefties. His slider is one of the slowest at 79.70. Long sweeping slider break length. Changeups were average in being 8 mph slower than FB. Threw changeup high to RHH. Threw changeups inside to LHH. Threw changeups high to LHH. He mixed up his changeup velocities broadly, usually by 8 mph. His 4-seams were one of the slowest of all pitchers at 88.80.
  • Got good spin on 4-seam (15% above MLB average).

JAKE ARRIETA

Pitch Summary
  • Threw fastballs 92-95mph (20% of all pitches)
  • Sinker 92-95 (44%)
  • Slider 88-91 (18%)
  • Curveball 79-82 (11%)
  • Changeup 87-90 (4%)
  • 3029 total pitches (57% in the strike zone)
Last Game
  • LAST GAME ON 10/10/16@SFN
  • Fastball 93-94mph (16 pitches, 16% of total)
  • Sinker 92.24-94 (41 pitches, 42% of total)
  • Slider 87-91 (30 pitches, 31% of total)
  • Curveball 79-82 (7 pitches, 7% of total))
  • Changeup 87-89 (3 pitches, 3% of total)
  • Threw 97 total pitches (58% in the strike zone)
Last Game Summary
  • 1 walk 6 hits- 2 off change 2 off sinker 2 off slider. 5 strikeouts (all swinging). Threw 12 first-pitches in the strike-zone of 25 total (48%). Faced 17 LHH 8 RHH. Umpire called 1 strikes incorrectly as balls including 1 ball-four Umpire called 1 balls incorrectly as strikes
Strengths
  • Deceptive curve had 37% of swings miss (26% is average).
  • Plus control of slider.
  • Changeups had a big tailing action.
  • Deceptive changeup had 42% of swings miss (27% is average).
  • Plus control of sinkers. Deceptive sinkers had 16% of swings miss (10% is average).
  • Kept first-pitch down 49% of the time (25% was average)
  • Rarely made mistakes with his curve - 27 of 361 thrown (7% ; 16% is average)-- and when he did batters performed just average hitting 7% (7% is average). -- and when he did batters did not take advantage hitting only 5% (9% is average).
Weaknesses
  • Poor command of curve balls.
  • Changeup release points were different from fastball release points and not very deceptive. Changeup velocities were not deceptively slower than his fastballs - only 4.90 mph.
  • Poor control of changeup.
Patterns
  • Threw first-pitch sinker more often than most pitchers at 51%.
  • 2-0 did not throw fastballs to righties often - 23% (72% is average).
  • 2-0 did not throw fastballs to lefties often - 30% (74% is average).
  • After giving up an extra-base hit off his Sinker he threw it again 64% of the time (41% is average).
  • Consider stealing on 0-2 - he threw 20% of 45 pitches in potential SB opportunities in the dirt.
Windup/Stretch
  • From the stretch, located curves 18" more to the catchers left. From the stretch, threw sinkers 21% more frequently (50% vs 41% of all pitches).
Insights
  • CB was his most effective pitch - batters hit just 1 when put into play compared to 1 off his least effective pitch - SL.
  • 0 His fastballs were on the faster side at 93.50.
  • Deceptive fastballs had 19% of swings miss (10% is average). Kept curves low to RHH. Kept curves low to LHH. Got good spin on curves (37% above MLB average). He threw a hard slider that averaged 89.10. Threw changeups inside to RHH. Threw changeups outside to LHH. His changeup was one of the fastest at 88.60. Threw sinkers high to LHH. His sinkers were one of the fastest of all pitchers at 93.70.

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