Category Archives: Rotation

Can a new pitch help CC overcome his declining velocity?

It’s been well documented this spring that C.C. Sabathia‘s not throwing as hard as he used to. Over the last three years, CC’s watched his average fastball velocity drop from 94 in 2011 down to  91 last year. Sabathia’s velocity problem doesn’t … Continue reading

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2014 projections: Starting pitchers

In the coming days, I will take a look at projected stats for all of the players in big league camp this spring, beginning with the starting pitchers. There are a handful of projection systems out there that attempt to … Continue reading

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Trying to project Masahiro Tanaka

Japanese phenom Masahiro Tanaka is up for grabs this winter and the bidding process is well underway. As we close in on the January 24th signing deadline, things will get pretty interesting as teams weigh how much they’re willing to pay the … Continue reading

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Brian Cashman’s Free Agency Performance: Starting Pitchers

As 2013 came to a close, Masahiro Tanaka was posted, hopefully jolting the stalled starting pitching market that also includes the likes of Ubaldo Jimenez, Matt Garza, and Bronson Arroyo. The Yankees have already been connected to Tanaka, Jimenez, and Arroyo, and seem … Continue reading

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The Yankees’ Starting Pitching Conundrum

For the vast majority of the season, the Yankees’ starting pitching was the club’s strength. Hiroki Kuroda was unstoppable, Andy Pettitte was ol’ reliable, and CC Sabathia was solid (albeit not great). Through the All-Star break, the team’s starters had … Continue reading

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How has Sabathia’s diminished fastball affected other facets of his performance?

(This post is being syndicated from Pinstriped Bible) In 2013, CC Sabathia has gone from dominant ace to a very good pitcher. Most noticeably, his fastball velocity has taken a dip which has been the main focus of concern. This … Continue reading

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Assessing the Injury Risk in the Yankees’ Rotation

Over at Baseball Prospectus, Russell Carleton assembled a list of factors that predict pitcher injuries. He doesn’t release any of his regression equations (probably out of fear of them being misused), but he does give percentages for injuries and DL … Continue reading

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