Sam Lecure’s MLB debut in graphic form Doug Gray May 30, 2010 13 Comments Amount of movement on each pitch, in inches. Sam Lecure's pitch selection from his MLB Debut Strike percentage by pitch in Lecure's MLB Debut The percentage that each pitch resulted in a swinging strike in Lecure's MLB Debut The high and average velocity for each of the three pitches that Lecure used in his MLB Debut All data from MLB Advanced Media. 13 Responses wanderinredsfan May 30, 2010 Seems like batters can really dial in on the fastball; not many swinging strikes on the fastball. This is not a good thing for LeCure. He might need to throw a few more curve’s, and I’m surprised he doesn’t even use a change-up. Reed May 30, 2010 According to GameDay, LeCure didn’t throw any curveballs. All fastballs, sliders and change-ups. Strictly fastballs and sliders until the last batter of the third when he started using his change-up. Strange. Randy in Chatt May 30, 2010 I assume that the movment chart is as the batter would see it and not the mound view. Also Doug, I noticed that the Reds have a Venezuelan league entry this year….interesting. They didn’t have one last year. Reed May 30, 2010 The disparity between this and GameDay is bizarre. Are they not the collecting data from same place? Doug Gray May 31, 2010 The gameday algorithm doesn’t always classify pitches correctly. Every pitch they called a change up was actually a curveball. Reed May 31, 2010 I counted eight change-ups on GameDay (12.25%) which doesn’t match the 6% this is calling curveballs. Doug Gray May 31, 2010 I am not sure what you are looking at, but 8 can’t be divided by a whole number and get 12.25%. Change up’s will almost always be located directly below fastballs by a matter of inches (if that). Clearly the curveballs that were labeled change ups by gameday were not change up’s at all. They are located where curveballs are always located. Reed June 1, 2010 LeCure threw 98 pitches total. 8 of 98 is 12.25%. Doug Gray June 1, 2010 You are not doing your math correctly. 8 out of 100 would be 8%. 8 out of 98 is 8.1%. Reed June 2, 2010 You’re right. My mistake. I shouldn’t try to make sense after a long day. shark May 31, 2010 So, I’m going to the Bats game in Columbus tommorrow, do you want some pictures that I am bound to take? If I recall correctly Chapman should be going. Also a quick question; one ticket is good for both games right? It is a schelduled doubleheader. Thanks Doug Gray May 31, 2010 Not sure about the one ticket thing, but I could certainly use the pictures. Email me anything you get. shark May 31, 2010 Man, he’s not going tommorrow. I will just have to wait ’till later this week then. HHSDF!