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Javy's Curve Alone Earned Us a Win

Javy's Curve Alone Earned Us a Win

Pretty cool article. He's also used his curve more than ever since 2002 apart from 2003, in which he had his second lowest FIP of his career.

I think that's a good sign. You could probably find a comment from me on here predicting a good deal of regression from Javy next year, but I'm beginning to rethink that. The Vmovement on his curve is up 45%(!) since 2007(!). The Hmovement is up 25%. That's awesome. The speed has dropped about 3mph since then as well.

The second place Marlins, this year, could only muster 3 pitchers that accounted for one win with all of their pitches. Javy can do it with one. That's sexy.

Whether he's doing so well because he's "found his home" (read: "intangibled himself into an elite pitcher") or because he's spent three years developing a nasty curve and using it sickeningly effectively... well, it's up to you.

I still think he'll regress a bit, but I hope not and I don't think as much as I assumed. (Please.)

Cheers.

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