a little bit of pitching

This morning, a nice animated GIF from FanGraphs (thanks!) which lets us compare the movement on five different pitches from Yu Darvish.

DarvishGIFIt also seems like this could be an image from a hitter’s nightmare. (I don’t see this guy making contact with any of those pitches.)

Darvish is a young (26) Japanese pitcher with the Rangers. Widely considered the best pitcher in Japanese ball, he signed with the Rangers in 2012, and went 16-9, with a 3.90 era.

 

 

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