Friday, January 15, 2016

Wei-yin Chen and the Art of Changing Speeds

According to this Fangraphs article, Chen is among the top twenty pitchers in changing speeds, averaging a 18.2 difference between his fastball (92 mph) and his curve (73 mph).

Wei-yin Chen and Exit Speed Suppression has an article on exit speed, the speed of the ball as it comes off the bat. Apparently, Chen leads the MLB in suppressing said speed.