Exploring the Arsenal will run prior to each game, providing you with a brief scouting report on the starting pitcher expected to oppose the Pirates. The chart below shows the horizontal and vertical movement of every pitch thrown by that particular pitcher in 2012. This chart is 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 Brooks Baseball and The Hardball Times , unless otherwise specified.
|FA: Four-Seam Fastball||FT: Two-Seam Fastball||FC: Cutter|
|CU: Curveball||SL: Slider||CH: Changeup|
|FS: Splitter||SI: Sinker|
Wednesday, 3:10 PM – Jeremy Guthrie
Guthrie throws pretty hard, with a four-seam fastball that sits at 92-94 MPH and touches 96. Despite the solid velocity, he is very hittable. His strikeout rate of 10.9% is among the lowest in baseball this season. He throws his two-seamer at a similar velocity with decent arm-side run. He commands his 82-85 MPH changeup fairly well, and gets a good amount of sink on the pitch. Guthrie throws two breaking balls, an 83-86 MPH slider and a 74-76 MPH curve. He does not miss bats with any of his offerings, with the curve being particularly hittable. He is also having home run issues this year, with 19 allowed in only 88 innings.