Tsuyoshi Wada Pitching Data
Last week, I asked readers for suggestions on which pitchers to look at in my velocity charts series. Based the responses I got, here’s the order I’m going in:
- Tsuyoshi Wada
- Toshiya Sugiuchi
- Top closers: Kyuji Fujikawa, Takahiko Mahara, Hitoki Iwase
- Tetsuya Utsumi
- A look at Nippon Ham’s secondary pitchers: Sakamoto, Tadano, and Sweeney
You can see all the velocity charts I’ve done so far here.
So let’s take a look at Wada’s most recent outing, a loss to the Rakuten Eagles in which he was outdueled by Satoshi Nagai. Here’s Wada’s velocity chart:
And a break down of his pitches:
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I was surprised to see how much Wada relies on his fastball, and how many strikes he gets with it. I didn’t see this game, but I’m inferring that he uses his slider and fork to set up his fastball. He also only threw three off-speed breaking pitches.