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    Exploring the Arsenal – Francisco Liriano

    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...

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    Exploring the Arsenal – Scott Diamond

    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...

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    Garrett Jones’ lack of patience

    Garrett JonesGarrett Jones dug his left cleat into the fresh dirt scattered around Busch Stadium’s home plate and tapped the end of his bat on the ground. He lifted his head, stared without expression toward the pitcher’s mound and took a casual practice swing. Cardinals’ pitcher Jake Westbrook, oblivious of Jones, focused...

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    Exploring the Arsenal – Jeanmar Gomez

    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...

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    Exploring the Arsenal – Ubaldo Jimenez

    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...

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    Exploring the Arsenal – Justin Masterson

    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...

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    The Pirates are swinging at everything

    The graphic below indicates the location (from the catcher’s point of view) of every pitch the Pirates swung at in last night’s game against the Orioles. The strike zone is an estimate for a six-foot tall right-handed batter, using Mike Fast’s formula. By my count, there are something like 17 pitches here...

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    GIF: Jason Grilli is wired

    Jason Grilli records the final out of Sunday's win over the Royals. ... This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribe today to access all of our daily coverage of the Pirates' system, with rates lower than $2.25 per month. If you're already a member, you can log in below. Login

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    Exploring the Arsenal: Previewing the Orioles’ Probable Starting Pitchers

    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 2012. These charts are from the catcher’s point of...

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    Exploring the Arsenal: Previewing the Royals’ Probable Starting Pitchers

    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 2012. These charts are from the catcher’s point of...

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