On free agent Brad Lidge and his declining fastball:â†µ
“You’d think it would just be production. But it’s not. [The lack of interest is] bizarre to me because I still have a very high swing-and-miss percentage.”â†µ
The last two years, Lidge’s fastball has averaged 91.1 miles per hour. His contact rate against of 69.8 percent ranks 14th out of 224 relievers. In limited time in 2011, Lidge’s fastball was slower than ever, and yet his strikeouts were still incredibly high. To consider!