Dominic Hamel’s Unique Fastball

Dominic Hamel was drafted 81st overall by the New York Mets. The DBU right-hander posted a 4.22 ERA this past year, however, he mowed hitters down by striking out 13.4 hitters per 9 innings. Coming into drafts every year, we hear about pitchers that can blow away hitters with upper 90’s fastballs and can dominate... Continue Reading →

Draft Profile: Tommy Mace

This past season, BaseballCloud had the privilege to work with several college players who were selected in 2021's Amateur Player Draft. One of the players we wanted to highlight is Tommy Mace, hailing from Florida. He was recently selected by the Cleveland Indians in the second round (69th overall) in 2021's Amateur Player Draft. This... Continue Reading →

Sidearm Pitchers with Reverse Splits this year???

As a right-handed submarine pitcher, you hear countless times that you will be more effective against righties and will struggle against left-handed hitters.  The past data agrees with this, as do most (if not all) coaches and past players.  So why are submarine/sidearm pitchers having more success against opposite handed hitters than same-sided hitters this... Continue Reading →

When A Cutter Stops Cutting

There are two types of Major League pitchers. Some pitchers succeed by chucking high-velocity, high-spin, high-efficiency heaters past hitters. These are Gerrit Cole's of the world, the ones who can dominate by pure, awesome force. They light up radar guns, go viral on Twitter, and top 95 mph routinely. But not every pitcher is blessed... Continue Reading →

Where did their Spin go?

Usually when a pitcher adds more spin to his fastball you see a relatively similar increase in velocity; however, these 5 pitchers go against this pattern drastically.  I looked at 5 pitchers’ fastballs who have lost 100 or more RPM this year compared to their 2020 data, while also showing an increase in velocity.  These... Continue Reading →

Coors Field’s Impact on Pitch Movement

Coors Field has long been synonymous with offensive slugfests which give pitchers nightmares. In addition to this, we know that the higher altitude in Denver is what affects the baseballs' trajectory as they are both thrown and hit. Often the "thin air" is brought up as what allows the baseballs to travel further in Coors... Continue Reading →

Moving Forward with “Win Score”

If you are unfamiliar with the term "Win Score" please check out the: Introducing "Win Score" article. The equation for Win Score as stated in that article is: Win Score = [(League average runs-(ERA+FIP)/2)*5 + .75(innings) + .5(strikeouts)]/Games Pitched. The point of Win Score is to replace the current "win" statistic as it is outdated... Continue Reading →

Taijuan Walker Could Break Out in 2021

When the New York Mets signed Taijuan Walker this offseason, they were mostly just looking to fill out their rotation after missing out on Trevor Bauer and trading Steven Matz to the Toronto Blue Jays. In fact, Walker finished out the 2020 season in Toronto so it, at the time, felt like a possible unofficial... Continue Reading →

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