Harry Pavlidis

  • joined Jul 12, 2008
  • last login Apr 04, 2012
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Harry writes about baseball - mostly PITCHf/x - for Beyond the Boxscore, The Hardball Times and his own blog, Cubs f/x.
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2010's Best Hitters Around the Strike Zone

2010's Best Hitters Around the Strike Zone, a companion to a piece in the Wall Street Journal

Cahill's Sinker

Hey enemies for the next three days! Trevor Cahill not only gets a lot of ground balls, but he turns them into outs at a high rate. And it's not just the plus defense behind him. You watch him all the time, is that for real or is he just lucky?

New Arms 2010 - Group Two

We received 130 votes last week, and we'll be taking your votes again. I'm adding some write-in candidates, like Sergio Santos. Here's why -- if a pitcher has PITCHf/x data prior to his Major...

New Arms: Tip of the Iceberg

New Arms: Tip of the Iceberg

BDD - From Saltillo with Heat - Nats Sign Martin

A quick look at Martin's stats in the Mexican League. Puts them in context with the competition he was facing and reveals what looks to be a big improvement in 2009.

THT - Advancing by ground

Baselines for batted ball rates and outcomes in the minor leagues.

Francisco Liriano Stands Out in Winter Ball

Liriano is having a great winter, and he's probably the best pitcher in the winter leagues.

Best stuff of the 2009 rookies

My latest at Hardball Times breaks down a few metrics by pitch type, just covering the 2009 debuts (thus excluding some rookies).

Cubs f/x: Numbers Support Maddux Plan

This one surprised me. When I read that Red said Doggie will stretch out the farmers, I didn't realize just how badly they need it. The numbers? Rate of pitchers going into the sixth inning, by affiliate.

Pitching prospects who might be keepers

Applying my filter/bias to minor leaguers .... 29 pitchers made the cut. The bias? Strike throwing ground ball pitchers who miss bats and suppress home runs (is that too much to ask for?).

Would You Non-Tender Matt Capps?

Pittsburgh parts ways with their closer, creating a feeding frenzy for newly minted free agent.

J.J. Putz to White Sox, Brings a Little Less Velocity

A quick look at the South Side's newest reliever.

Cubs f/x: An Interview with Mike Parisi - Cubs Rule 5 Pick

A Cubs f/x exclusive interview with the newest member of the organization, and rotation candidate, Mike Parisi

Cubs f/x: Updating the Cubs' Center Field Picture

Curtis out. Melky and Pods in. And Rule 5 could shake things up on the lower end of the depth chart.

Red Sox Sign Scott Atchison ... Again

Boston brings back a pitcher who they had once sold to the Hanshin Tigers.

Cubs f/x: 2010 Cubs Rookie Bullpen Candidates

Winter is here, let the digital scouting begin. Take a look at these eight rookies in PITCHf/x: Jeff Gray, Esmailin Caridad, Jeff Stevens, Justin Berg, Mitch Atkins, Blake Parker, James Russell and John Gaub.

Tim Lincecum's Outstanding and Fatiguing Season

Tim Lincecum looks to have worn down a bit at the end of 2009.

The Curves of Zack Greinke

Breaking down the Cy Young winner's curveball

Andrew Bailey PITCHf/x

A PITCHf/x scouting report on the 2009 AL Rookie of the Year

A Few AFL PITCHf/x Leaders

And not just Stephen Strasburg

Speed Check - AFL vs. MLB

Is PITCHf/x running hot in the desert?

Stephen Strasburg Pitch Types

We offer up our own take on Strasburg's stuff, and what went wrong (and right) in his second AFL start.

Arizona Fall League PITCHf/x - Day One

Quick "scouting" on today's pitchers in Peoria, AZ

NLDS Game 1 - Power Yields to Finesse

A PITCHf/x breakdown of NLDS Game 1 - Cliff Lee and Ubaldo Jimenez

Should the Giants Back Off Tim Lincecum?

Tim Lincecum, recently bothered by back inflammation, had the lowest velocity on his fastball on record in a 3-0 loss to the Cubs.

Is Lou Expecting Too Much From Zambrano?

How representative of Big Z's ability was that two-hitter in San Francisco? Weak line-up, cool and damp weather (shocker) and aggressive swings, sure. All things considered, maybe Lou is right. More at the link.

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