Tuesday, June 30, 2009

More on Olsen

Chico was all over this.

Looking at the pitch f/x data, the fastball velocity is back up two mph. That is good, but great will be if he can add a little bit more as his arm gets extended this summer. The most notable thing that sets this start apart from those he made earlier this season is that he was able to locate three distinct pitches, and even threw a couple 2-seamed fastballs for good measure. The keys, though, are graphs 5 and 6, which show three distinct pitches, staggered by several mph each. Earlier in the season, these plots were erratic, with the three pitches blending together.

The problem is that Olsen has teased with his talents before. Don't buy in until all the evidence is on the table.

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