… He’s thrown his curveball for a strike 58.9 percent of the time and hitters have swung at 41.1 percent of those curveballs. But opponents have swung and missed at just 11.0 percent of Floyd’s curveballs while fouling off 11.6 percent of them (as compared to 7.6 and 8.6 percent in the aforementioned eight-start groups of 2009). Floyd’s curveball hasn’t been as good as it was in 2010, but it hasn’t been bad by any means. FanGraphs rates Floyd’s curveball as 1.84 runs above average per 100 pitches, about a run lower than it was in 2009 but still pretty effective. So the curveball hasn’t been the big issue for Floyd. Instead, it’s his other three pitches. …
May 18, 2010
J.J. takes a look on Gavin Floyd’s 2010 season
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