Monday, December 10, 2007

Rivera's pitches

Interesting data about Rivera's pitches - I found it particularly interesting that in a sample of about half of his pitches this season, he only threw a single non-cutter to left handed hitters. Righties saw about two-thirds cutters and one-thirds fastballs, with nearly all of the fastballs being inside off the plate.

So basically, it looks like Rivera only uses the straight fastball as a way to back righties off the plate.

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