Pitching Data: Hayato Terahara

» 21 July 2009 » In npb »

This post comes at the request of Matt, but I’ve been a fan of Hayato Terahara since he represented Japan as a high schooler and Tommy Lasorda tried to recruit him to the Dodgers before the old Fukuoka Daiei Hawks drafted him. Note that Terahara has been on my to-do list since I started the site.

I’ve chosen Terahara’s recent complete game victory over Hiroshima to chart out.

Read on to check it out…

Note that Terahara has plus velocity, but in this game, it tailed off a bit towards the end. I didn’t realize that Terahara mixed in this many pitches, though his is primarily a fastball/slider/curve guy. I was also under the impression that he threw his forkball a little more as well.

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