Analysis

A quick look at Brad Lincoln’s pitch location

A quick look at Brad Lincoln’s pitch location

Unfortunately, due to real life responsibilities, I have been unable to watch either of Brad Lincoln's past two starts. However, I wanted to share a quick nugget of Pitch f/x data that I noticed this morning.

Below are Lincoln's pitch locations from last night's game, in which he allowed five runs over five innings, including two home runs.
 

 
Here are the pitch locations from his previous start on June 30th, in which he pitched seven shutout innings.
 

 
As a reminder, these graphs are from the catcher's point of view. Clearly, in his strong start a week ago, Lincoln was pounding the bottom of the zone. Last night, Lincoln consistently left the ball up, giving the Astros a handful of juicy pitches to destroy.

Again, I did not see last night's game. I haven't even had a chance to watch the highlights yet. But after looking at this data, it makes sense that Lincoln got beat up a bit....

This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribe today to access all of our daily coverage of the Pirates' system, with rates lower than $2.25 per month. If you're already a member, you can log in below.

Analysis

Matt has covered the Pirates at Wait ‘Til Next Year, Pittsburgh Lumber Co. and now Pirates Prospects. He served as Pirates team expert for Heater Magazine in 2009 and 2010 and has contributed to Graphical Player 2009, 2010 and 2011. Matt was also the editor of the 2011 and 2012 Pirates Prospects Annuals.

More in Analysis

(Photo Credit: David Hague)

Gift Ngoepe’s Promotion Was a Long Time Coming

Sean McCoolJuly 1, 2015
Kevin Kramer June 21, 2015 Game 2

Pirates Second Round Pick Kevin Kramer is Disciplined and Evolving

Jamey ConlinJune 30, 2015
(Photo Credit: David Hague)

Now That He’s Healthy, John Holdzkom is Back on the Pirates Radar

Ryan PalencerJune 30, 2015
(Photo Credit: David Hague)

Pirates Struggles Against Left-Handers Continue

Nate BarnesJune 29, 2015
(Photo Credit: David Hague)

The Potential is There for Jose Osuna

Sean McCoolJune 29, 2015
Jaff Decker 2

Why Gorkys and Lombardozzi Over Decker and a Taillon Update

Tim WilliamsJune 28, 2015

Pirates Prospects is an independent media outlet, and is in no way affiliated with the Pittsburgh Pirates, their minor league affiliates, Major League Baseball, or Minor League Baseball.

Copyright © 2015 Pirates Prospects