What is a pitching chart?

A pitching chart is a very valuable tool for a pitcher and a coach. It tells you what pitches are working on what batters and what pitches are not working on what batters. It also tells you how many pitches you are throwing per inning which is valuable information for your Coach.

How do you track pitching stats?

A pitcher’s ERA is calculated by the number of earned runs they’ve allowed (ER), divided by the number of innings pitched (IP) multiplied by 9 (the traditional inning length of a game). As mentioned above, unearned runs are not factored into this number, giving it a more realistic feel for a pitcher’s success.

How do you sequence a pitch?

When ahead in the count, use a sequence or go for the strikeout with an out pitch. With 0-2 counts, go in with your fastball, then away with a curve ball or change-up or fastball down and away. Or throw your fastball in, or up and in, or use your curve ball away or in the dirt. Don’t waste any pitches.

What are the different baseball pitches?


  • Changeup (CH)
  • Curveball (CU)
  • Cutter (FC)
  • Eephus (EP)
  • Forkball (FO)
  • Four-Seam Fastball (FA)
  • Knuckleball (KN)
  • Knuckle-curve (KC)

Is a 0.00 ERA good?

In modern baseball, an ERA under 2.00 is considered exceptional and is rare. An ERA between 2.00 and 3.00 is also considered excellent and is only achieved by the best pitchers in the league. If he retires the next batter, his ERA for that game would be 0.00 despite having surrendered the lead.

What is the most important pitching stat?

A huge part of determining a pitcher’s true skill level, though, begins with the basic walk and strikeout rates. A great place to begin with pitchers is to look at their K-BB%. This is the strikeout percentage (rather than K/9) minus their walk percentage. The higher that number, the better.

Why do pitchers throw in the dirt?

A particularly capable blocker might end up getting thrown more balls in the dirt than a lesser-effective blocker. Not only might the catcher call for more such pitches; the pitchers might throw more such pitches, having a greater amount of confidence in the catcher to block them if need be.

What is the most difficult pitch to hit?

Without further ado, here are the five toughest pitches to hit in baseball, based on Fangraphs data compiled in 2020.

  1. Dinelson Lamet’s slider.
  2. Adam Wainwright’s curveball.
  3. Zach Davies’ changeup.
  4. Dallas Keuchel’s cutter.
  5. Marco Gonzales’ fastball.

Why is ERA a bad stat?

There’s only one problem: there are inherent flaws with the formula. Earned runs are the most arbitrary part of evaluating a pitcher’s performance because it doesn’t actually measure how well a pitcher performed. Earned runs also take into account the defense behind the pitcher which is completely out of their control.

What is the average pitching speed in Little League Baseball?

The average fastball is between 50-60 mph for a pitcher in the Majors division of Little League (11-13 yo). Pitchers in the Little League World Series throw fastballs 60-70+ mph.

What are the different types of pitchers in baseball?

The pitcher is often considered the most important player on the defensive side of the game, and as such is situated at the right end of the defensive spectrum. There are many different types of pitchers, such as the starting pitcher, relief pitcher, middle reliever, lefty specialist, setup man, and the closer.

What is “hold” in MLB pitching stats?

Hold. A hold is an unofficial statistic that measures the effectiveness of middle relievers. A hold is granted to a relief pitcher who enters a game with his team in the lead in a save situation, and hands over that lead to another reliever without the score having been tied in the interim. A pitcher cannot get credit for a hold in a game in which he is credited with either a win or a save (although some sources may grant those decisions in the very exceptional situation where a pitcher

What is pitching stats?

Adjusted ERA+. Adjusted ERA+, often simply abbreviated to ERA+ or ERA plus, is a pitching statistic in baseball. It adjusts a pitcher’s earned run average (ERA) according to the pitcher’s ballpark (in case the ballpark favors batters or pitchers) and the ERA of the pitcher’s league.