Archive > 28 April 2009

Radio Appearance

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I’ll be appearing Fantasy Focus Baseball with Jeff Erickson tomorrow, April 29 at 9:30 am pdt. You can listen to the show here.

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Toshiya Sugiuchi Pitching Data

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On Sunday I posted pitching data for Tsuyoshi Wada. Today let’s take a look at SoftBank’s other diminutive lefty ace, Toshiya Sugiuchi. This data is taken from his most recent start, a loss to Rakuten.

Here’s the chart:

sugiuchi_velocity_chart_0426

And the breakdown:

result/pitch Changeup Curveball Fastball Sinker Slider Grand Total
Ball 9 4 17   13 43
Ball (stolen base)       1   1
Double         1 1
Flyball Single     1     1
Flyout         1 1
Foul 9 2 9   3 23
Groundball Hit     2   1 3
Groundout 2 1 2   2 7
Groundout (double play) 1         1
Home Run 1         1
Line Drive Single     1   1 2
Lineout   1       1
Strike Looking 2 8 11   6 27
Strike Swinging 6   6   4 16
Walk     2   1 3
Grand Total 30 16 51 1 33 131

Compared to Wada, Sugiuchi doesn’t rely on his fastball quite as much, and in general mixes it up more. He also has two softer breaking pitches, and based on this data, commands his curveball well.

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