Exploring the Arsenal – Patrick Corbin

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 .

Tuesday, 7:05 PM – Patrick Corbin

2012  
IP 45.0
K/PA 18.2%
BB/PA 7.8%
HR/9 0.80
GB% 47.5%
Whiff% 15.6%
ERA 3.60
FIP 3.82





Corbin has only made six big league starts, so there is not a whole lot of PITCHf/x data available for him. His fastball has generally sat 89-91 MPH as a starter, topping out around the 92-93 range. He has thrown a bit harder out of the pen, touching 94 MPH a couple of times. Corbin throws his two-seamer at a similar velocity with good arm-side run. He also throws a 77-80 MPH slider and a 79-81 MPH changeup. His four-seamer has been pretty hittable early in his career, but his two-seamer, slider and change have all missed a decent number of bats. Corbin has a reputation of having good command, and seems to have had no issues transitioning that command to the big leagues.

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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