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Fixing the Rockies, a data driven approach: Part 4, pitching changes

The last post addressed some of the macro-factors the Rockies can do to address some problems with pitching. Now, let’s look at some of the players for whom these solutions may be most relevant.

For the pitchers I’m going to be talking about pitch design. We are just going to be looking which pitches are good and bad, and which ones can be fixed/paired better.

To do this I’ll be looking at Statcast data and how much a pitch moves compared to the average MLB pitch of the same type. This gives us an idea if the pitch is good or bad.