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April 10, 2010

Sergio Santos take two (Pitch F/X)

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ April 10, 2010 2:32 pm
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Merkin:

“I’m a 100 percent kind of pitcher, so with my fastball, I throw it 100 percent,” Santos said. “With my sliders and changeup, I try to throw them 100 percent. And what I’ve just kind of learned is taking a little bit off and kind of trusting what the ball’s going to do as opposed to trying to manipulate and trying to make my slider cut or slurve or whatever you want to call it, make my changeup drop or move. So I just figured I’m going to let the grip kind of take over and hopefully it’ll work out.”

After touching 95 mph on the radar gun on Thursday, Santos was up in the 96- and 97-mph range on Friday. That result was good news for Guillen, who doesn’t want to overuse the right-hander, although Santos was ready to go again Saturday.

The Pitch-F/X tool says:

Pitch Statistics (Velocity Histogram)
Pitch Type Avg Speed Max Speed Avg H-Break Avg V-Break Count Strikes / % Swinging Strikes / % Nibbleness Time to Plate
FF (FourSeam Fastball) 93.57 95.1 5.90 11.42 13 10 / 76.92% 0 / 0.00% 5.02 0.414
CH (Changeup) 84.60 86.5 8.65 6.83 22 11 / 50.00% 3 / 13.64% 4.71 0.456
SL (Slider) 84.28 87 -2.81 0.95 28 20 / 71.43% 6 / 21.43% 4.92 0.454
FT (TwoSeam Fastball) 93.58 95 9.20 7.97 29 15 / 51.72% 2 / 6.90% 4.88 0.412
Pitch classifications provided by the Gameday Algorithm and may be inaccurate.
Clicking individual pitch types will provide individual velocity histograms for each pitch.

Nibbleness is the arithmetic mean of the distance of each pitch, in inches, from the edge of a normalized strikezone. Lower indicates “more Nibbley”.
Time to Plate is the time, in seconds, that it takes an average pitch of this type to reach the plate. This is strongly correlated with velocity, but also factors in movement.

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