• Announcements

    • iacas

      Introducing TST "Clubs!"   08/28/2017

      No, we're not getting into the equipment business, but we do have "clubs" here on TST now. Groups. Check them out here:
saevel25

Corey Kluber's Breaking Ball

Recommended Posts

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/

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Sign up (or log in) today! It's free (and you won't see this ad anymore)!

Sign up (or log in) today! It's free (and you won't see this ad anymore)!

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now




  • Want to join this community?

    We'd love to have you!

    Sign Up
  • 2017 TST Partners

    Talamore Golf Resort
    PING Golf
    FlightScope Mevo
    Mission Belt
    Snell Golf
    Frogger Golf
    PitchFix USA
  • Posts

    • I think providing people dont turn up in speedo's and flip flops it shouldnt matter what you wear. If im at the range i'll generally be in Jeans/Joggers, t-shirt and trainers. Personally i dont understand the guys that turn up in their full gear to hit a basket of balls then go home, but each to their own i suppose. The way i see it is the range isnt just for dedicated golfers. Its a place for people to try it out, to have a bit of fun or, in my case, to spend some time with my 4 year old that doesnt involve staying in building train sets (fun but nice to get out). If someone turns up and they are not dressed to your liking or sound like they are having "too much fun" just ignore them and focus on what you are doing. I find it actually helps me when there is noise next to me as if i can hit good shots with a group of lads laughing next to me then not much can distract me on the course.
    • Zero.   I can't remember ever coming closer than 3 feet in about 40 years of off and on golf.  I guess I need to improve my iron play. 
    • And dawn of the big day has arrived at the Talamore Golf Resort. Or it will soon, anyway. Sand Trappers everywhere are rising to catch sight of the first scoreboard of the day, so we won't disappoint you and make you wait any longer than necessary. Teams for the morning foursomes are set.   I was able to zip south in time to catch the end of dinner at the Carolina Hotel at Pinehurst, as the coaches squared off to announce the teams. Sorry no group photo yet, and just a candid, but you can already sense that the East has more gray hair, but the West needs to do more stretching! I'll refrain from posting pics yet about some of the bling the teams received last night, but let's just say we should all hope for a tie in this Newport Cup match, to be decided by a sudden death fashion show: the all-red Pizza Delivery men vs the Jet Blue flight attendants.   
    • Drop and stop is realistic for a 15 handicap, as is sucking it back for a +1 handicap... I haven't updated my profile handicap in a while... But we'll go with I'm in the middle... Can I suck it back? Ummm... Maybe a foot or so... Am I a drop and stop sort of guy... More or less. But in this next phase of my game, I'm playing shots that are much more consistent than what I was hitting before. If I miss a green from 150 yards and in now, it's not by very much... I played 27 holes yesterday, I did only hit 9/27 greens in regulation, however, almost all of my missed greens were nGIR, and most of those we within 10 feet of the edge. It's definitely better than it was with this way of playing shots from 150 yards and in, because with my driving distance most of my iron shots into par-4s on my home course are from 150 yards and in. "GIR is King, nGIR is Queen."- Lowest Score Wins.  As a side note, that is only tangentially related. (It's a slightly different skill)  My pitches and chips have started to get better, since I purposely started playing the shorter swing shots.
    • Maybe you should be honest with him.   Give him all the reasons you cited in your post.  Tell him you won't play with him unless he gets some decent clubs and takes a few lessons.   Also, for the sake of all of us, tell him he gets a maximum of 8 swings per hole, or maybe a maximum of double-par, and then he has to pick up and go to the next hole, because he's holding up everyone else on the course.         
  • Blog Entries

  • Today's Birthdays

    1. AggieZac
      AggieZac
      (23 years old)
    2. BAnderson
      BAnderson
      (37 years old)
    3. bwoody
      bwoody
      (45 years old)
    4. homertpb
      homertpb
      (64 years old)
    5. MarvChamp
      MarvChamp
      (72 years old)
  • Get Great Gear with Amazon