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Corey Kluber's Breaking Ball

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For those who like baseball analytics and sabermetrics will probably know of Fangraphs. I found this website about 5 years ago doing research for Fantasy Baseball. They have really good articles delving into the technical details of baseball.

Here is a good look at Corey Kluber's unique breaking ball.

http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/what-is-corey-klubers-breaking-ball/

 

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Great stuff @saevel25.  As a Cleveland fan it has been pretty amazing watching him pitch.  The amazing thing is the command he has with a pitch that moves that much.

Also never seen someone with that little emotion.  He's like a robot.  Baseball version of Iron Byron.

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On 9/15/2017 at 7:30 AM, saevel25 said:

For those who like baseball analytics and sabermetrics will probably know of Fangraphs. I found this website about 5 years ago doing research for Fantasy Baseball. They have really good articles delving into the technical details of baseball.

Here is a good look at Corey Kluber's unique breaking ball.

http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/what-is-corey-klubers-breaking-ball/

 

They used to call that a slurve. Do the analytics people not use that term? Seems kind of like they are trying to pigeonhole it which Kluber himself doesn't care for.

I call it just plain nasty.

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I'm a Tribe fan as well, and what's amazing to me is that Kluber was not that highly thought of early on. But, the Tribe brass saw something and grabbed him. It's all about his work ethic. He has made himself into what he is today.

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What's most impressive to me is the amount of horizontal movement he gets out of such a high arm slot. Guys like Chris Sale and Randy Johnson get/got crazy horizontal movement, but throwing sidearm helps that. Kluber comes pretty over the top.

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I think he should be in the lead for the AL CY Young Award.

He's #1 in

WAR for pitchers in the AL
ERA
Wins
WHIP
Complete Games
Shutouts
 

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