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Exploring the Arsenal – Ricky Nolasco

Exploring the Arsenal – Ricky Nolasco

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 .

Friday, 7:05 PM – Ricky Nolasco

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2012 
IP108.2 K/PA14.0% BB/PA6.4% HR/90.83 GB%48.3% ERA4.47 FIP3.99

Over the past two years, Nolasco has seen an alarming decline in his strikeout rate...

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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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