Friday, February 6, 2009

Daniel Cabrera Analysis

Baseball Prospectus has a very interesting pair of posts regarding Daniel Cabrera. To sum up:
  • Increasing percentage of fastballs thrown
  • Decreasing movement and velocity on said fastballs
  • Arm injury in September

While his medicals may not be as bad as those of Ben Sheets, the Orioles may very well have saved themselves the hassle of paying Daniel Cabrera to be not very good and then injured.

On a related note, I'm thoroughly amazed at the work that can be done when analysts have movement and velocity data for each individual pitch.

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