From 538 - Baseball’s Top Staffs Have Come Around On The High-Spin Fastball


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Baseball’s Top Staffs Have Come Around On The High-Spin Fastball -FiveThirtyEight

When baseball welcomed the new Statcast technology to every major league stadium in 2015, the system’s Doppler radar began tracking an underlying pitching skill: spin rate.

Doppler radar.


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Four out of the five teams with the top spin rate are playing for pennant titles as we speak. In fact Bob Uecker was taking about Kershaws breaking ball and curve ball last night with respect to its high spin rate.