Exploring the Arsenal will run prior to each game, providing you with a brief scouting report on the starting pitcher expected to oppose the Pirates. The chart below shows the horizontal and vertical movement of every pitch thrown by that particular pitcher in 2012. This chart is from the catcher’s point of view. Click here for a general guide to pitch types and classifications. Graphs are courtesy of Brooks Baseball and The Hardball Times , unless otherwise specified. Statistics are courtesy of FanGraphs .
Monday, 8:05 PM – Justin Germano
|2012 (2 Teams)|
Germano is making his first big league start since a two-inning appearance with Cleveland in October 2010. He throws a two-seam fastball that sits around 86-89 MPH with decent movement. His main secondary offering is a big, slow 68-71 MPH curveball. He also has thrown a low 80’s changeup in the past, but has used it only sparingly during his brief big league stint this season. Germano’s best offering has historically been the sinker, as he is able to miss some bats and induce some ground balls with the pitch. His secondary stuff is pretty mediocre, although he has had decent success with his curve on occasion. There is not a whole lot of PITCHf/x data available on Germano, and most of it has been collected while he has been pitching out of the bullpen, so it is difficult to predict his approach in tonight’s game.Pirates Prospects is FREE today in honor of the Wild Card game. You get special access to all of our content, which is typically reserved only for subscribers. We cover the Pirates 365 days a year, with live coverage all throughout the playoffs, and off-season coverage of the minor league players in the Arizona Fall League and Winter Leagues. During the season we average well over 6 articles per day on the Pirates. This is the best stop if you're a hardcore Pirates fan, and the subscription prices are very low.
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