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 view. For a general guide to pitch types for a right-handed pitcher, please check out this image created by Sons of Sam Horn. Graphs are courtesy of FanGraphs.

Pitch Types

FA: Four-Seam Fastball
FT: Two-Seam Fastball
FC: Cutter

CU: Curveball
SL: Slider
CH: Changeup

FS: Splitter

 

Friday, 7:05 PM – Cole Hamels

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It is difficult to identify any major flaws in Hamels' game. He throws a four-seam fastball,...

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