Matt Bandi

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    Exploring the Arsenal: Previewing the Braves’ 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 2011. These charts are from the catcher’s point of...

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    Quantifying last night’s sacrifice bunt attempts

    Many have criticized Clint Hurdle for the number of sacrifice bunts the Pirates attempted in last night's 5-4 win over the Rockies. All in all, the Pirates laid down two sacrifice bunts on the night. In addition, Jose Tabata showed bunt on the first three pitches he saw in the seventh, before...

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    Avert your eyes: The Pirates’ anemic offense

    Here are the Pirates' everyday position players, sorted by 2012 wOBA. Position Player PA wOBA CF Andrew McCutchen 62 .361 1B Garrett Jones/Casey McGehee 33/37 .319/.298 LF Alex Presley 58 .283 2B Neil Walker 54 .248 3B Pedro Alvarez 38 .175 RF Jose Tabata 50 .172 C Rod Barajas 35 .137 SS...

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    Erik Bedard’s declining velocity

    Erik Bedard has made four starts as a Pirate, putting up a 2.63 ERA in 24 innings. He has been a bit inconsistent with his command, but has been effective for the most part. That being said, so far this season, his velocity has been a few ticks slower than in 2011....

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    Exploring the Arsenal: Previewing the Rockies’ 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 2011. These charts are from the catcher’s point of...

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    Exploring the Arsenal: Previewing the Cardinals’ 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 2011. These charts are from the catcher’s point of...

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    Exploring the Arsenal: Previewing the Diamondbacks’ 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 2011. These charts are from the catcher’s point of...

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    Exploring the Arsenal: Previewing the Giants’ 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 2011. These charts are from the catcher’s point of...

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    Exploring the Arsenal: Previewing the Dodgers’ 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 2011. These charts are from the catcher’s point of...

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    Exploring the Arsenal: Previewing the Phillies’ 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 2011. These charts are from the catcher’s point of...

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