Just for Fun

This is pitch f/x information from Texas Leaguer. (Pitch f/x is a high speed camera system in every ballpark that records the velocity, break, and location of every pitch.)  If you imagine you’re in the stands behind first base — and that you’re also in Tron world — this is how you would see each pitch move as it left the pitcher’s hand and crossed home plate. The red squares represent the 6’10” Chris Young’s four-seam fastball, while the triangles are the 6’0″ Roy Oswalt’s sinker. 55 feet away from the plate, Chris Young’s pitch is about a foot higher, but finishes up in the same spot as Oswalt. It’s a totally different look, and probably a large part of Young’s success.

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