Yu Darvish Pitching Data, Continued

» 18 April 2009 » In npb, pitching »

More data from Yu Darvish’s most recent start against the Lions

  Changeup Curveball Cut Fastball Fastball Forkball Shuuto Slider Grand Total
Ball   3 3 16 8 9 10 49
Error             1 1
Flyout   1 1 2     2 6
Foul     1 13   2 5 21
Groundball Hit         1   1 2
Groundout   3   1 3 1 1 9
Home Run       1       1
Lineout             1 1
Strike Looking 1 7 1 8 1 4 5 27
Strike Swinging   2   2 5   1 10
Walk       1     1 2
Grand Total 1 16 6 44 18 16 28 129

Note that Darvish got every pitch in his arsenal over for at least one called strike, but the Lions were mostly able to make contact when the swung.


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  1. Patrick
    18/04/2009 at 1:22 pm Permalink

    I really like this stuff. Keep it coming!

  2. Patrick
    18/04/2009 at 8:47 pm Permalink

    What is the (hell) Shuuto???

  3. Patrick
    19/04/2009 at 2:14 pm Permalink

    A shuuto is a tailing fastball (or maybe a running fastball?). A right-handed pitcher’s shuuto will run in on a right-handed batter, usually with late movement.

  4. Patrick
    19/04/2009 at 9:22 pm Permalink

    Isn’t a Shutto a Cutter?

  5. Patrick
    20/04/2009 at 1:33 am Permalink

    Damm, even wikipedia can’t decide what a Shutto really is? I going to try to see if I can find a video in YouTube. In mean time someone should describe, in Haiku what a Shutto is, like the way Current TV: The Rotten Tomatoes Show does. Haiku Movie Reviews Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxjLRP7fcgw

  6. Patrick
    20/04/2009 at 2:23 am Permalink

    It’s not a cutter. A cut fastball breaks slightly away from a right handed hitter. A shuuto is high velocity, like a cutter, but breaks the other way. I’m not a pitcher, but the hand turns out on release, opposite of the cutter, slider, and curve pitches. The thumb goes down and under, counter-clockwise. I’ve seen a few pitchers in the majors with similar movement on their pitches, but not as drastic. I think they were throwing a fastball with more pressure on the index finger. But, like I say, I’m not a pitcher…

  7. Patrick
    20/04/2009 at 7:53 am Permalink

    like a slider, no
    more like a two-seam fastball
    here is a good clip


    The grip is similar to a two-seamer, but the movement is a little different. My observation is that the two-seamer tails straight in to a righthanded batter, while a shuuto has later movement, like a slider.

    Funnily enough, a look at an issue of Shukan Baseball doesn’t list him as having a shuuto at all. They have his second pitch listed as a two-seamer, which I’ve seen him throw. I wonder if Yahoo mixed up his two-seamer for a shuuto.

    Here’s video of all Darivh’s stuff:



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