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jojo
07-03-2010, 01:59 PM
Here's a great video using pitch f/x data that really represents a tutorial on pitching from the hitter's eyes focusing upon the cut fastball.

It's chalked full of useful information that took me a lot of sweat to learn by watching, hitting and talking and it really kind of highlights the battle between the pitcher and hitter.

Anyway, it's a great example also of how scouting and technology are beginning to meld, the direction instruction may be going in the future and frankly, it's just cool to watch...

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2010/06/29/magazine/rivera-pitches.html

(hat tip to USSM)

nate
07-03-2010, 02:11 PM
Dude...that might be one of the most awesome baseball things I've ever seen.

jojo
07-03-2010, 02:18 PM
Dude...that might be one of the most awesome baseball things I've ever seen.

Seriously there is a lot of information in there.

It does a nice job of explaining the impossible last .5 seconds of a Rivera pitch for RH hitters too...

nate
07-03-2010, 02:33 PM
Seriously there is a lot of information in there.

It does a nice job of explaining the impossible last .5 seconds of a Rivera pitch for RH hitters too...

Yes.

I dug seeing the "point of no return" for all his pitches last year.

Chip R
07-03-2010, 02:42 PM
Yes.

I dug seeing the "point of no return" for all his pitches last year.

Yes.

Big Klu
07-03-2010, 08:00 PM
Yes.

I dug seeing the "point of no return" for all his pitches last year.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/0d/Kansas_-_Point_of_Know_Return.jpg