Ian Snell fastball velocities

Just for fun, here are the velocities of Ian Snell’s fastballs from his last three starts, with data obtained from Brooks’ Baseball and replotted. Right click and choose “View Image” to see it at full size.

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Can we conclude anything about his 130 pitch outing on April 29th from this chart? It’s not easy to say, though it does look like his velocity yesterday was pretty similar to his velocity on the 29th. It certainly seems like there’s more red dots (from his start on the fifth, the start after his 130 pitch effort) down around 87 or 88 mph than yellow or blue. To my casual eye, he did seem to look better on the mound yesterday. But let’s please not push him to 130 pitches again, OK?

Pat Lackey

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In 2005, I started a WHYGAVS instead of working on organic chemistry homework. Many years later, I've written about baseball and the Pirates for a number of sites all across the internet, but WHYGAVS is still my home. I still haven't finished that O-Chem homework, though.