“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.
|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”.