rmande09 wrote:It is a very common term used to describe a pitchers repertoire - the pitches he throws - and how successful they are. It is a combination of velocity, movement, and how each pitch complements the rest of his repertoire.
Right there. As an example, Matt Cain has an explosive fastball that sits between 92-96, and he can get it up to 98. It has late action that makes it look like it gains speed as it gets to the hitter.
He has an excellent 12-6 power curve that generally sits between 80-84. Same motion as a fastball, very tight, sharp rotation, and it appears to just fall off the table.
He features an above average changeup that is usually between 85-88. Again, it looks like a fastball out of his hand, rotation of his fastball, and on its way to the plate, it looks like he pulls a string, as the ball dies straight down.
Does that help you, sir?