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  1. Marlins' Eovaldi could be breakout pitcher

    David Schoenfield

    Some quick thoughts on Tuesday's games and news ... Here's something you probably didn't know: Marlins right-hander Nathan Eovaldi had the highest fastball velocity last season of any pitcher who threw 100 innings. His 96.2 mph average fastball...

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  2. Monday morning random thoughts

    David Schoenfield

    Let's catch up on a few things ... I enjoyed the two games from Australia, even getting up at 4 a.m. to watch the opener. Clayton Kershaw didn't really have his best stuff in that game, with his fastball velocity way down, averaging 88.3 mph. R...

    Blog | March 24, 2014
  3. A final note on Tanaka's fastball velocity

    David Schoenfield

    After posting Monday's scouting report on Masahiro Tanaka, Patrick Newman NPB Tracker web site on Japanese baseball, sent me an excellent link via Twitter with more information on Tanaka's pitches. The data only goes through 2012 but is still help...

    Blog | January 21, 2014
  4. Don't throw Allen Craig a fastball

    David Schoenfield

    This could be one of those games. Not a momentum game, since that's a term that attempts to describe mass and velocity of an object, not something that happens in the standings. No, it's more like one of those games you remember when the season is ov...

    Blog | August 26, 2013
  5. Links: Bumgarner's velocity a big problem

    David Schoenfield

    If you watched Game 1 of the NLCS, you saw an obvious problem with Madison Bumgarner: He was struggling to reach 90 mph and finally fell apart in the fourth inning. After throwing eight shutout innings against the Dodgers on Aug. 20 -- throwing a sea...

    Blog | October 15, 2012
  6. Aroldis Chapman's velocity in decline

    David Schoenfield

    As the Cincinnati Reds cruise to the NL Central division title, we suddenly have something to pay attention to: Aroldis Chapman's fastball. And I don't mean in a "Did he really just do that?" way. Per Dave Cameron's tweet, here's Chapman's velocit...

    Blog | September 11, 2012
  7. Time to start believing in the Athletics

    David Schoenfield

    We know everything about baseball these days. We can tell you that Mike Trout leads the majors in batting average on low pitches. We can tell you which starting pitcher throws his fastball with the most velocity on average (Stephen Strasburg) or most...

    Blog | July 22, 2012
  8. How to limit Stephen Strasburg's innings

    David Schoenfield

    Entering Thursday's start against the Pirates, Stephen Strasburg has made six starts and pitched 38 innings. He's 2-0 with a 1.66 ERA, has the highest fastball velocity among starters in the major leagues, throws strikes and is on the short list of t...

    Blog | May 10, 2012
  9. David Price looks like Cy Young contender

    David Schoenfield

    There's something simple and comforting about watching David Price pitch. No trick pitches, no cutter or split-finger or sidearm slurve, nothing ornamental in his delivery, just rear back and sling that leather sphere with a high degree of velocity. ...

    Blog | April 25, 2012
  10. It's early! Don't panic, don't overreact

    David Schoenfield

    Of course, it's much more fun to overanalyze everything that goes on in the first few weeks of a baseball season. Albert Pujols has lost it! CC Sabathia's velocity is down! Matt Kemp is going to have the greatest season of all time! The Red Sox are t...

    Blog | April 23, 2012
  11. Should Giants be worried about Lincecum?

    David Schoenfield

    @dschoenfield Not throwing slider. Velocity down. Can't locate. Just completely out of whack.- Wendy Thurm (@hangingsliders) April 12, 2012 Wendy is a Giants fan who writers the Hanging Sliders blog and contributes to FanGraphs.com. I didn...

    Blog | April 12, 2012
  12. Andy Pettitte's back! What does it mean?

    David Schoenfield

    Well, this season just got even more interesting with the announcement that Andy Pettitte will be returning to the New York Yankees. The cynic would suggest that maybe the New York Yankees are worried about Michael Pineda's velocity. The reality i...

    Blog | March 16, 2012
  13. Links: Pineda's fastball, Willis released

    David Schoenfield

    One of the big stories of spring training -- or perhaps most overblown -- has been the velocity of Michael Pineda's fastball. Andrew Marchand of ESPNNewYork.com has the report on Pineda's Thursday start, in which his fastball clocked 90-92 mph but hi...

    Blog | March 16, 2012