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Commanding Pitch Movement

Movement and Command   In a recent poll held on Twitter, everyone showed the most interest (by a very slight margin) in pitching command coupled with pitch movement.  I’m pleased in the interest in this very intriguing aspect of pitching command and am excited to share some insights on the

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How Can Pitchers Expand the Strike Zone? Command the Baseball: Evidence from MLB

Study by: Brad Woodfield NCAA I Pitcher, Lafayette College University of Chicago MBA `18   In a previous post we clustered 2017 MLB starting pitchers into four mutually exclusive groups based on their pitching style.  The groups were: Elite Power, Finesse, Fastball, and Off-Speed. With these groups defined, some natural

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Former MLB LHP Josh Spence Command Journey

Hello, My name is Josh Spence, I was the 29th Australian to play Major League Baseball debuting June 24th, 2011. I crossed paths with Dustin when we were in the San Diego Padres organization together. Now years later It’s awesome to see the stepping stone he is creating in regards

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Do ‘Command’ Pitchers Get More Called Strikes?

I. Motivation (By Dustin Pease) There exists a broad spectrum of potential skills that a pitcher may have. Depending on which skills a pitcher excels at, he may be classified into one of several types of pitchers. Two overarching buckets of pitchers are Finesse and Power. Based on years of

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7 Pitching Command Killers

Hope you enjoy my thoughts on these 7 pitching command killers.   There are certainly lots of opinions and theories on this matter, however I have formed a collective amount of empirical data and evidence, as well as trial and error over the course of many years to reach conclusions

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