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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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News Flash: Tim Lincecum is Really Good

Just to depress myself before the Cubs game, I ran some numbers on The Freak. I re-classified his pitches, I'd say 90% complete in terms of sorting out stray sliders (for example), and no sinker/heater breakdown. Still scary.

Esmailin Caridad PITCHf/x Scouting Report

Some good stuff, and some concerning stuff, on Caridad.

Gil Meche’s fastball

This week at THT, I take look at Gil Meche's down year, in particular, his four-seam fastball.

Lilly vs Smoltz - Run Values by Start

Smoltz and Lilly have both cooled off lately, judging by their rv100 and rv100E. Smoltz has owned the Cubs over his career.

New Arms of the Week: September 7-13

Bumgarner, Rogers, Stoner and Viola debuts in PITCHf/x.

Cubs Get Second Shot at Justin Lehr

Sure, Lehr shut the Cubs out last month. But I still smell four in a row.

What's Become of Kevin Hart

Once a Cub, now a Pirate. Joe Kerrigan has made some changes. While it may look like it hasn't worked, I suspect there's some luck balancing out. And a few less strikes being thrown. Either way, too early to tell, but Hart has changed the mix.

New Arms of the Week: Roster Expansion Bumper Crop

A busy week as rosters expand. Nine rookies are profiled.

Cubs f/x: Prime Harden

It was only five innings, but it was top notch.

Zack and Lack f/x

Greinke and Lackey battle to a draw in Kansas City. BtBS compares their pitches.

Quick Report on Carlos Torres

He'll throw over the top, pretty hard at times, and will change speeds. More at the link.

New Arms of the Week: Last of August

Gabino, McCutchen, Strop and Lopez broke through before rosters expanded.

Cubs f/x: Graphing Gregg's Cutter

Kevin Gregg put his splitter down for a few days and replaced it with a cutter. The splitter made its return Thursday, so I graphed all of the pitches (in aggregate, five types) thrown since the cutter's debut.

Cubs Start Home Winning Streak by Getting Blown Out by the Nationals

A couple thoughts on the Cubs "pitching", and Zambrano's "stamina".

Nats in Town, Mock Gets Second Shot at Cubs

A PiTCHf/x look at Garrett Mock. I'm not sure we can expect the Cubs to knock him out early again, but it isn't out of the question.

Aaron Cook's speed plot - he left with shoulder problems, and his velocity evaporated on the way....

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Aaron Cook's speed plot - he left with shoulder problems, and his velocity evaporated on the way. h/t Rotoworld via www.brooksbaseball.net

Cubs f/x: Stumbling Cubs Face Rookie Mat Latos

Thought I'd link this for two, related, reasons 1. Latos has thrown a lot more change-ups since his debut 2. As a result, it struck me that his fastball/change move a little like Rich Harden's do. They're facing each other in about an hour.

John Smoltz: What's Left in the Tank?

John Smoltz is being seriously considered for a variety of big league bullpens. Good idea?

New Arms of the Week - August 10-16

A quick rundown of the six pitching debuts from last week's action.

Cubs Go For Sweep Against Bucs and Ohlendorf

A PITCHf/x preview of today's opposing starter.

Comparing The Cubs’ Young Arms | Out of the Ivy

Profiles of Atkins, Berg, Caridad, Patton, Samardzija and Stevens.

Pedro Martinez Returns

A PITCHf/x review of Pedro's impressive return to action.

New Arms of the Weekend: Tuesday Night Starters

Doug Fister and Junichi Tazawa make the jump from minors to bullpen to starting in a matter of days.

New Arms of the Week and a Half

Introducing a batch of rookies, led by Neftali Feliz,, with PITCHf/x.

Cubs f/x: Burke Badenhop Preview

I figured this would be of interest over here. Some PITCHf/x analysis of Burke Badenhop.

Cubs f/x: Burke Badenhop Preview

Badenhop moves out of the bullpen to take today's start against Big Z.

Cubs f/x: Gorzelanny and Grabow PITCHf/x

New, but familiar, lefties. Grabow seems a little more useful than Gorzelanny.

Cubs f/x: Notes on Mitch Atkins

Not much of a look thanks to an efficient outing, but enough to get a gauge on Atkins.

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