Friday, July 1, 2016

What does pitchability mean?

The pitchability of a player involves all of the following:
  • He can throw any pitch anytime which makes him unpredictable.
  • The batters in the other line-up that he should get out, he gets out.
  • He doesn’t let their best hitters beat them.  He’s not afraid to walk or pitch around them.
  • He minimizes fastball counts by getting ahead and staying ahead.
  • He can throw strikes on both sides of the plate.
  • He makes his best pitches when it counts the most.  Anyone can throw a good breaking pitch on the black when they are facing the eight hitter with nobody on and his team is up 6-0.  Can he hit the black with the bases loaded and the third hitter is up with the winning run on second?
  • He consistently repeats his delivery.
  • He throws just as well from the stretch as he does from the wind-up.
  • He works quick but doesn’t rush.
  • He is consistently around the knees with all his pitches.

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