Re: The Cincinnati Pitching Arsenal: Repertoire for Every Reds Hurler
What really struck me is the consistency with which the slider is used. Every pitcher on the chart uses it from 15.5 to 29.4% of the time regardless of what else they use. The fastball ranges from 7.6 to 79.7 usage and some don't even throw a curve but the slider is there for all and used just about the same.
The other striking item is how little Chapman uses his fastball. I would think he would work that in a bit more just to keep hitters completely guessing. I guess the theory is if they can't hit the fastball then why slow things down for them.