This is a very very rough idea for visualizing pitch sequences that I’m working on.
I used Clay Bucholz’s start against the Chicago White Sox as the test model for this project, I broke each at bat down into a sequence of pitches then figured out the percentages of each sequence. For example after throwing a first pitch fastball Bucholz threw another fastball 6 times out of 14 (around 43%). So the second circle I created was 42% of the size of it’s predecessor.
I’m still tinkering with it and I still have a lot of research to do but this is the first stage of something larger.
Loving this in the AM.
The entirely appropriate first in a series of Internet acronyms spelled out with caps.
The week in baseball beards.
I kinda love this.
This is Mike Morse’s solo shot off of A.J. Griffin last night.
The pitch: A 1-1 fastball that was six inches off the inside black and bearing in on his meathooks.
The swing: Like Thor swinging his hammer. Brute strength.
The velocity off the bat: 107.9 mph
The elevation angle: 23.6º
The distance: 383 feet
The verdict: That’ s four bombs in four games for The Sea Beast, and as a result, the collective man crush that Productive Outs has on him has reached freakish levels.
Seriously this swing made me go “Oh my GOD!” #MikeMorseAwarenessWeek