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    Craziest Pitch

    I was watching the Royals/Red Sox game last night, and Odalis Perez, the starter for the Royals last night, threw a 90 mph fastball just on the outside corner. It was straight, and just on the black, and 90 mph. The catch you ask? The ball had no spin, no rotations, nothing. They showed a close up replay of the ball leaving his hand going to the catcher and it could have been a still image of a baseball. There was less spin on this fastball than any Wakefield knuckler. He had a normal grip on the ball too.

    I work for a company that charts every single pitch in baseball and I have never seen anything like this, nor have others that have worked there for a few years.

    Has anyone seen such a pitch before? I thought it was amazing.

    Here it is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHN6yST9M1Q
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    Re: Craziest Pitch

    Hmm..weird..

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    Re: Craziest Pitch

    This partically off subject, but speaking of crazy pitches...Was Arroyo's slider to strikeout Soriano yesterday the most filthy breaking ball you've ever seen? I've literally never seen a ball break that much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Superdude View Post
    This partically off subject, but speaking of crazy pitches...Was Arroyo's slider to strikeout Soriano yesterday the most filthy breaking ball you've ever seen? I've literally never seen a ball break that much.
    I thought the same thing when he threw it. That thing seriously broke 2 feet side ways and dropped off a foot.

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    I've seen pitchers throw their normal fastball and the ball has little rotation on it. It will dance one way or another depending on which hand they are throwing from and wind, etc, but I've NEVER seen someone throw a fastball with absolutely no rotation on the ball. I would think you would have to have some rotation on the ball if you were following through properly.
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    Re: Craziest Pitch

    Quote Originally Posted by AvesIce51 View Post
    I was watching the Royals/Red Sox game last night, and Odalis Perez, the starter for the Royals last night, threw a 90 mph fastball just on the outside corner. It was straight, and just on the black, and 90 mph. The catch you ask? The ball had no spin, no rotations, nothing. They showed a close up replay of the ball leaving his hand going to the catcher and it could have been a still image of a baseball. There was less spin on this fastball than any Wakefield knuckler. He had a normal grip on the ball too.

    I work for a company that charts every single pitch in baseball and I have never seen anything like this, nor have others that have worked there for a few years.

    Has anyone seen such a pitch before? I thought it was amazing.

    What kind of job do you do? There are companies that chart every pitch in baseball? Why? Do they do other things? Does MLB pay for this data or each club?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Superdude View Post
    This partically off subject, but speaking of crazy pitches...Was Arroyo's slider to strikeout Soriano yesterday the most filthy breaking ball you've ever seen? I've literally never seen a ball break that much.

    That was like a Mark Mallory pitch. Only it was good.
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    Re: Craziest Pitch

    The perfect splitter?
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    Quote Originally Posted by paulrichjr View Post
    What kind of job do you do? There are companies that chart every pitch in baseball? Why? Do they do other things? Does MLB pay for this data or each club?
    Teams pay for it for advance scouting purposes. We also do other projects for them as well, dealing with tendancies, baserunning, fielding, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dabvu2498 View Post
    The perfect splitter?
    That's exactly what I was thinking, a Cuban fastball. I can't think of another way to throw a ball with a normal grip and not have spin on the ball. It is odd that there was very little movement. Usually it drops like a splitter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AvesIce51 View Post
    Teams pay for it for advance scouting purposes. We also do other projects for them as well, dealing with tendancies, baserunning, fielding, etc.
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    Re: Craziest Pitch

    Quote Originally Posted by AvesIce51 View Post
    Teams pay for it for advance scouting purposes. We also do other projects for them as well, dealing with tendancies, baserunning, fielding, etc.
    Do you get to see the finished data?

    It would be cool to hear the process...not any results that would get you in trouble but just the process of what you look at and what weight the stats are given.

    If you can elaborate...that'd be great.
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    I really thought this thread was going to be about Mayor Mallories opening day "pitch".
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    Quote Originally Posted by AvesIce51 View Post
    Teams pay for it for advance scouting purposes. We also do other projects for them as well, dealing with tendancies, baserunning, fielding, etc.
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    Bronson had some serouisly filthy stuff yesterday for sure.

    I want to see a video of the pitch he seen. Seems hard to believe.


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