Phillies: Rotation’s repertoire analysis for 2020

CLEARWATER, FL - FEBRUARY 23: Aaron Nola #27 of the Philadelphia Phillies warms up prior to a spring training game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Spectrum Field on February 23, 2020 in Clearwater, Florida. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)
CLEARWATER, FL - FEBRUARY 23: Aaron Nola #27 of the Philadelphia Phillies warms up prior to a spring training game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Spectrum Field on February 23, 2020 in Clearwater, Florida. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images) /
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Arrieta is in his walk year with the Phillies and will probably pitch for his next contract elsewhere. Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images. /

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This Phillies review is not a sabermetrics article, which means no heavy statistical analysis. But because some readers rely on stats, this is only a reference: no reason to articulate the importance of these numbers.

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Phillies rotational arsenal:

  • Nola’s four-seam fastball: 1136 for 34.1 percent
    with a 93.4-mph average and a 96.8-mph high.
    Curve: 1173 for 35.2 percent.
    Changeup: 618 for 18.6 percent.
    Sinker: 403 for 12.1 percent.
  • Wheeler’s four-seam fastball: 1864 for 59.1 percent
    with a 97-mph average and a 100.9-mph high.
    Slider: 630 for 20 percent.
    Curve: 313 for 9.9 percent.
    Changeup: 287 for 9.1 percent.
    Splitter: 61 for 1.9 percent.
  • Arrieta’s sinker: 1200 for 54.8 percent
    with a 92.8-mph average and a 96.4-mph high.
    Changeup: 401 for 18.3 percent.
    Curve: 293 for 13.4 percent.
    Slider: 266 for 12.1 percent.
    Four-seam fastball: 32 for 1.5 percent.
  • Eflin’s four-seam fastball: 854 for 33.6 percent
    with a 94.2-mph average and a 96.7-mph high.
    Slider: 789 for 31 percent.
    Sinker: 572 for 22.5 percent.
    Changeup: 202 for 7.9 percent.
    Curve: 139 for 5.5 percent.
  • Velasquez’s four-seam fastball: 1321 for 62.4 percent
    with a 94.5-mph average and a 98.4-mph high.
    Slider: 420 for 19.8 percent.
    Curve: 263 for 12.4 percent.
    Sinker: 91 for 4.3 percent.
    Changeup: 23 for 1.1 percent.
  • Pivetta’s four-seam fastball: 792 for 49.2 percent
    with a 94.9-mph average and a 98.3-mph high.
    Curve: 569 for 35.4 percent.
    Slider: 193 for 12 percent.
    Sinker: 33 for 2.1 percent.
    Changeup: 22 for 1.4 percent.
  • Suarez’s four-seam fastball: 181 for 23.8 percent
    with a 93-mph average and a 95.4-mph high.
    Sinker: 220 for 28.9 percent.
    Changeup: 204 for 26.8 percent.
    Slider: 157 for 20.6 percent.

Phillies rotational results toward 75-80 percent: 

  • Nola, 26.5: 18 good, 8 so-so and 8 bad out of 34 starts for 76.5%
  • Wheeler, 29.5: 19 good, 5 so-so and 7 bad out of 31 starts for 77.4%
  • Arrieta, 34: 13 good, 2 so-so and 9 bad out of 24 starts for 62.5%
  • Velasquez, 27.5: 11 good, 4 so-so and 8 bad out of 23 starts for 65.2%
  • Eflin, almost 26: 16 good, 0 so-so and 12 bad out of 28 starts for 57.1%
  • Pivetta, 27: 2 good, 5 so-so and 6 bad out of 13 starts for 53.9%

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