Exploring the Arsenal – Ross Ohlendorf

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 .

Sunday, 1:35 PM – Ross Ohlendorf

2012  
IP 43.1
K/PA 18.0%
BB/PA 9.5%
HR/9 1.04
GB% 29.5%
Whiff% 21.6%
ERA 5.61
FIP 4.30





Ohlendorf’s fastball sits right around 90-92 MPH, occasionally getting as high as 94. His four-seamer is fairly straight, while his two-seamer shows solid sink. His primary secondary pitch is a 79-82 MPH slider, which he leans on heavily against right-handed batters. He also throws an 80-85 MPH changeup, mostly against lefties. Ohlendorf generally gets the majority of his swings-and-misses with the slider, although the fastball has also been pretty difficult to put in play during his small 2012 sample. He does not have a very deep arsenal, mostly working fastball/slider and mixing in the changeup just to keep opposing hitters honest.

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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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