Exploring the Arsenal: Previewing the Dodgers’ Probable Starting Pitcher

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. For a general guide to pitch types for a right-handed pitcher, please check out this image created by Sons of Sam Horn. Graphs are courtesy of FanGraphs.

Pitch Types  
FA: Four-Seam Fastball FT: Two-Seam Fastball FC: Cutter
CU: Curveball SL: Slider CH: Changeup
FS: Splitter

 

Thursday, 4:05 PM – Dana Eveland

(2010 pitches)

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Eveland’s stuff is about as underwhelming as you will see in the big leagues. His fastball sits in the upper 80′s, occasionally cracking the 90 MPH barrier. He also throws a mid 80′s slider, a low 80′s changeup and an upper 70′s curveball. None of his pitches are particularly sharp, and all are very hittable. Eveland does not have great control either, as he has generally posted below average walk rates in the majors.

Author: Matt Bandi

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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