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Re: 5/30 Cheering³ and Venting

Postby BChinly » Thu May 30, 2013 9:21 pm

Ursa wrote:Anyone trundling Wacha out tonight against the Royals? Rain delay.


I am in three of my four leagues... The only reason why I haven't in my 4th is because it's weekly lineups. KC hasn't been showing any power lately
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Re: 5/30 Cheering³ and Venting

Postby SpecialFNK » Thu May 30, 2013 9:26 pm

it was only 1 inning so far for Wacha, but this report from one twitter.
Ryan Boyer ‏@RyanPBoyer 5m

1-2-3 in the first inning for Wacha. 92-96 mph with the heater. Changeup as advertised.
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Re: 5/30 Cheering³ and Venting

Postby kimchi_chigae » Thu May 30, 2013 9:36 pm

Just got home and saw that Wacha 1IP 0H 0BB 1K.

This is probably the high point of my season.
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Re: 5/30 Cheering³ and Venting

Postby kimchi_chigae » Thu May 30, 2013 9:40 pm

2IP 0H 0BB 2K.

Save my season, Wacha. ;-D
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Re: 5/30 Cheering³ and Venting

Postby SpecialFNK » Thu May 30, 2013 9:47 pm

Jenifer Langosch ‏@LangoschMLB 53s

Michael Wacha throws a nasty changeup... oh, and he can hit, too. Slices single in first Major League at-bat. And the legend grows...
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Re: 5/30 Cheering³ and Venting

Postby UMTerp29 » Thu May 30, 2013 9:59 pm

What is everyone doing with Dickey?
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Re: 5/30 Cheering³ and Venting

Postby kab21 » Thu May 30, 2013 10:13 pm

SpecialFNK wrote:how many people follow FIP? I don't look at it much myself. saw something mentioned on twitter that looks WOW really?! Angels relief pitcher Robert Coello. 0.87 ERA, 0.68 WHIP. FIP? .. -0.13. yes, that's a negative. -0.13 FIP.


I like xFIP a little more since neutralizes lucky HR rates but none of them are perfect.

The -0.13 FIP is just a statistical aberration that occurs when a pitcher has a 47% K rate, 2.5% BB rate and a 0% HR/FB rate. This is almost the best possible stats that a pitcher could put up.
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Re: 5/30 Cheering³ and Venting

Postby J35J » Thu May 30, 2013 10:18 pm

Unfortunately watchng the Royals game....figured I'd chart and scout Wacha while I was at it because nothing else is worth watching.

He throws straight overhand which means he doesn't have a ton of movement on the fastball. FB is anywhere between 91-96 so far..sitting around 92-94. The changeup is plus, sitting between 82-86. His command has been perfect tonight with both pitches, though this 4th inning he's started leaving his fastball up more. Even though his fastball is straight the Royals have yet to have a good swing against it because they respect the changeup so much since he can throw it for strikes and throws it for strikes low in the zone. There hasn't been a single ball hit hard yet against him and he's made most of them just look silly. He threw his first curveball in the 4th at 76 but it was high so there isn't much to tell from that.

1st inning - 11pitches/9strikes/2balls - 7fastballs/4changeups
FB-92-K
FB-96-B
FB-93-K
CH-85-B
CH-83-K
--
FB-93-K
FB-95-K
CH-85-K
--
FB-93-K
CH-85-K
FB-96-K

2nd Inning - 15pitches/11strikes/4balls - 10fastballs/5changeups
FB-92-B
FB-93-K
FB-93-B
FB-92-K
--
FB-94-B
FB-92-K
FB-93-K
FB-96-K
CH-86-K
--
FB-93-K
CH-86-K
CH-86-B
CH-86-B
FB-94-K
CH-85-K

3rd Inning - 9pitches/8strikes/1ball - 7fastballs/2changeups
FB-92-K
CH-82-K
--
FB-93-K
CH-84-K
FB-95-K
--
FB-91-K
FB-94-K
FB-94-K
FB-95-K

4th Inning - 18pitches/12strikes/6balls - 10fastballs/7changeups/1curveball
FB-93-B
CH-84-K
FB-93-B
FB-92-K
FB-94-K
CH-84-K
--
Cv-76-B
FB-91-K
CH-84-B
FB-94-K
FB-95-K
FB-94-K
FB-92-K
--
CH-83-B
CH-82-K
FB-92-K
CH-86-B
CH-85-K


To sum up, his command with his fastball and change have been very good. Even though his fastball is a little straight, everyone respects the plus change so they are off balance on both pitches. He works fast and until the 4th if he missed at all it was down....we'll see how the 5th shapes up.
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Re: 5/30 Cheering³ and Venting

Postby J35J » Thu May 30, 2013 10:31 pm

Wacha, continued....5th inning

The 5th inning he's lost some giddy up on the FB, don't know if it's just the adrenaline wearing off or what but he hit 93 once but otherwise was 90-92 with his fastball. A couple hard hit balls against that fastball in this inning as well. Also from the stretch he left a changeup high for what seems like the first time and it got hit as well. Other than that he maintained his poise and got out of just a little trouble in the 5th with that plus changeup. He also threw what looked like his first cutter at 90mph and there was something straight at 89mph too that I don't know if it was just a slow fastball or a hard change. I also saw a fast curve or slower slider at 82mph that wasn't a strike and wasn't anything special.

5th inning - 16pitches/10strikes/6balls - 8fastballs/6changeups/1cutter/1slider
Cutter-90-B
FB?-89-K
CH-83-K
--
FB-93-K
FB-91-B
FB-92-K
--
FB-91-B
Slider?-82-B
FB-91-K
--
FB-91-K
CH-84-B
CH-85-K
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FB-90-K
CH-85-K
CH-85-B
CH-85-K
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Re: 5/30 Cheering³ and Venting

Postby wrveres » Thu May 30, 2013 10:38 pm

Pirates!!!
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