Following up on where I began with Mr. Pie and his PITCHf/x data, I decided to compare him to Matt Murton.
Despite the small and differing sample sizes (
342324 pitches for Pie and 555 pitches for Murton), I think there's a picture of their differences that's already clear.
I've flipped the columns to match-up the lefty/right difference. I can also split out by pitcher hand, but the data sets get too small.
These numbers are wrong - new post coming
- Felix gets worked away a lot more, and doesn't get much inside
- Matt sees a more even distribution around the zone
- Felix chases the low and away stuff, with poor contact rates
- Matt does like pitches up-and-in, with amazingly consistent contact
Who would you like to see get 400 AB's next year?