September 29, 2021 Morning Edition: Athletics News Roundup


This is your Athletics Stats, News, Rumors, and Commentary Roundup for the Morning of September 29, 2021.


A Look at Athletics Pitchers’ Vertical Movement on Pitches


Andrew Chafin

  • He features a Four Seam Fastball that is located and moves higher in the strike zone than most pitchers, it averages out to 8.1 inches of vertical movement.
  • He features a changeup that is located and moves higher in the strike zone than most pitchers, it is 6.9 inches.
  • He does not feature a curveball or he does not throw it enough to qualify.
  • He tends to get more relative sink and lower pitch placement on his slider than most pitchers as his vertical movement is -2.2 inches.
  • Lou Trivino

  • He tends to get more relative sink and lower pitch placement on his Four Seam Fastball than most pitchers as his vertical movement is 7.2 inches.
  • He tends to get more sink on his changeup than most pitchers as his vertical movement is -0.9 inches.
  • He features a curveball that is located and moves higher in the strike zone than most pitchers, it averages out to -6.4 inches.
  • He does not feature a slider.
  • Chris Bassitt

  • He tends to get more relative sink and lower pitch placement on his Four Seam Fastball than most pitchers as his vertical movement is 7.2 inches.
  • He tends to get more sink on his changeup than most pitchers as his vertical movement is 3.0 inches.
  • He tends to get more drop on his curveball (this is desired especially with the 12-to-6 curveball) than most pitchers as his vertical movement is -10.0 inches.
  • He tends to get more relative sink and lower pitch placement on his slider than most pitchers as his vertical movement is -1.5 inches.
  • Frankie Montas

  • He features a Four Seam Fastball that is located and moves higher in the strike zone than most pitchers, it averages out to 8.9 inches of vertical movement.
  • He does not feature a changeup in his arsenal of pitches.

  • He does not feature a curveball or he does not throw it enough to qualify.
  • He features a slider that is located and moves higher in the strike zone than most pitchers, it averages out to 1.7 inches of vertical movement.
  • Daulton Jefferies

  • He tends to get more relative sink and lower pitch placement on his Four Seam Fastball than most pitchers as his vertical movement is 7.7 inches.
  • He tends to get more sink on his changeup than most pitchers as his vertical movement is 1.5 inches.
  • He does not feature a curveball or he does not throw it enough to qualify.
  • He tends to get more relative sink and lower pitch placement on his slider than most pitchers as his vertical movement is -2.8 inches.
  • Yusmeiro Petit

  • He features a Four Seam Fastball that is located and moves higher in the strike zone than most pitchers, it averages out to 9.1 inches of vertical movement.
  • He features a changeup that is located and moves higher in the strike zone than most pitchers, it is 7.0 inches.
  • His curveball has a lot more “rise” to it than most in MLB, it is -1.7 inches.
  • He does not feature a slider.
  • Jake Diekman

  • He tends to get more relative sink and lower pitch placement on his Four Seam Fastball than most pitchers as his vertical movement is 6.6 inches.
  • He tends to get more sink on his changeup than most pitchers as his vertical movement is 2.0 inches.
  • He does not feature a curveball or he does not throw it enough to qualify.
  • He features a slider that is located and moves higher in the strike zone than most pitchers, it averages out to -0.2 inches of vertical movement.
  • Sean Manaea

  • He does not feature a Four Seam Fastball.
  • He tends to get more sink on his changeup than most pitchers as his vertical movement is 2.3 inches.
  • He does not feature a curveball or he does not throw it enough to qualify.
  • He features a slider that is located and moves higher in the strike zone than most pitchers, it averages out to 0.0 inches of vertical movement.
  • Deolis Guerra

  • He features a Four Seam Fastball that is located and moves higher in the strike zone than most pitchers, it averages out to 8.6 inches of vertical movement.
  • He tends to get more sink on his changeup than most pitchers as his vertical movement is 2.3 inches.
  • He tends to get more drop on his curveball (this is desired especially with the 12-to-6 curveball) than most pitchers as his vertical movement is -10.0 inches.
  • He does not feature a slider.
  • James Kaprielian

  • He tends to get more relative sink and lower pitch placement on his Four Seam Fastball than most pitchers as his vertical movement is 7.7 inches.
  • He tends to get more sink on his changeup than most pitchers as his vertical movement is 0.1 inches.
  • He features a curveball that is located and moves higher in the strike zone than most pitchers, it averages out to -5.0 inches.
  • He features a slider that is located and moves higher in the strike zone than most pitchers, it averages out to 1.3 inches of vertical movement.
  • Cole Irvin

  • He features a Four Seam Fastball that is located and moves higher in the strike zone than most pitchers, it averages out to 8.4 inches of vertical movement.
  • He features a changeup that is located and moves higher in the strike zone than most pitchers, it is 3.8 inches.
  • He features a curveball that is located and moves higher in the strike zone than most pitchers, it averages out to -5.4 inches.
  • He tends to get more relative sink and lower pitch placement on his slider than most pitchers as his vertical movement is -0.5 inches.
  • Sergio Romo

  • He tends to get more relative sink and lower pitch placement on his Four Seam Fastball than most pitchers as his vertical movement is 5.8 inches.
  • He tends to get more sink on his changeup than most pitchers as his vertical movement is 1.0 inches.
  • He does not feature a curveball or he does not throw it enough to qualify.
  • He features a slider that is located and moves higher in the strike zone than most pitchers, it averages out to 3.0 inches of vertical movement.
  • Paul Blackburn

  • He features a Four Seam Fastball that is located and moves higher in the strike zone than most pitchers, it averages out to 8.6 inches of vertical movement.
  • He tends to get more sink on his changeup than most pitchers as his vertical movement is 2.9 inches.
  • He tends to get more drop on his curveball (this is desired especially with the 12-to-6 curveball) than most pitchers as his vertical movement is -10.2 inches.
  • He does not feature a slider.
  • Now onto the News, Rumors, and Commentary…

    “”It’s been a tough pill to swallow, especially these last couple weeks,” said A’s second baseman Tony Kemp. “We need to come out and win a game tomorrow,” A’s manager Bob Melvin said. After that, the A’s collected just five hits and one run on Kemp’s RBI single over five innings against Seattle’s bullpen. Then, in the later innings, Oakland’s offense will fade against Seattle’s bullpen while the Mariners offense comes to life against the A’s relief corps over that same stretch.”

    Above is the summary of: A’s on the brink after latest loss to Mariners… tap or click to check out the full article.

    “22) OF Stephen Piscotty (left wrist sprain) Expected return: Out for season The A’s announced that Piscotty underwent surgery on his left wrist and will miss the remainder of the season. A’s trainer Nick Paparesta said the next step for Fiers could be a visit with Dr. A’s trainer Nick Paparesta said the injury only requires rest and that surgery is not likely needed. 13 prospect by MLB Pipeline, returns for his second stint with the A’s this season.”

    Above is the summary of: Injuries & Roster Moves: Marte still out… tap or click to check out the full article.

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