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Exploring the Arsenal: A Preview of the Washington Nationals’ Probable Starting Pitchers

Exploring the Arsenal: A Preview of the Washington Nationals’ Probable Starting Pitchers

Exploring the Arsenal will run prior to each series, providing you with a brief scouting report on the starting pitchers expected to oppose the Pirates. The charts below show the horizontal and vertical movement of every pitch thrown by that particular pitcher in 2011. These charts are from the catcher’s point of view. (courtesy of FanGraphs)

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Pitch Types  FA: Four-Seam FastballFT: Two-Seam FastballFC: Cutter CU: CurveballSL: SliderCH: Changeup

 

Monday, 7:05 PM – John Lannan

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Lannan is a command guy who only occasionally ramps his high 80’s fastball over 90 MPH. He does not miss many bats, particularly with his fastball, and he usually strikes out just under 12% of oppos...

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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.

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