September 30, 2021 Morning Edition: Athletics News Roundup


This is your Athletics Stats, News, Rumors, and Commentary Roundup for the Morning of September 30, 2021.


A Look at Athletics Pitchers’ Horizontal Movement on Pitches


Andrew Chafin

  • He features a Four Seam Fastball that generates above-average horizontal movement to test the strike zone edges, it is 5.0 inches of horizontal movement per pitch.
  • He features a changeup that generates above-average horizontal movement to test the strike zone edges, it is 6.3 inches of horizontal movement per pitch.
  • He does not feature a curveball or he does not throw it enough to qualify.
  • He tends to get less horizontal movement on his slider than most pitchers as his horizontal movement is 0.4 inches on average for each pitch.
  • Lou Trivino

  • He features a Four Seam Fastball that generates above-average horizontal movement to test the strike zone edges, it is 4.5 inches of horizontal movement per pitch.
  • He features a changeup that generates above-average horizontal movement to test the strike zone edges, it is 9.2 inches of horizontal movement per pitch.
  • He features a curveball that generates above-average horizontal movement to test the strike zone edges, it is 7.9 inches of horizontal movement per pitch.
  • He does not feature a slider or he does not throw it enough to qualify.
  • Chris Bassitt

  • He features a Four Seam Fastball that generates above-average horizontal movement to test the strike zone edges, it is 4.3 inches of horizontal movement per pitch.
  • He features a changeup that generates above-average horizontal movement to test the strike zone edges, it is 10.2 inches of horizontal movement per pitch.
  • He features a curveball that generates above-average horizontal movement to test the strike zone edges, it is 8.1 inches of horizontal movement per pitch.
  • He features a slider that generates above-average horizontal movement to test the strike zone edges, it is 9.6 inches of horizontal movement per pitch.
  • Frankie Montas

  • He features a Four Seam Fastball that generates above-average horizontal movement to test the strike zone edges, it is 3.9 inches of horizontal movement per pitch.
  • 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 generates above-average horizontal movement to test the strike zone edges, it is 3.1 inches of horizontal movement per pitch.
  • Daulton Jefferies

  • He features a Four Seam Fastball that generates above-average horizontal movement to test the strike zone edges, it is 6.2 inches of horizontal movement per pitch.
  • He features a changeup that generates above-average horizontal movement to test the strike zone edges, it is 8.2 inches of horizontal movement per pitch.
  • He does not feature a curveball or he does not throw it enough to qualify.
  • He features a slider that generates above-average horizontal movement to test the strike zone edges, it is 3.0 inches of horizontal movement per pitch.
  • Yusmeiro Petit

  • He features a Four Seam Fastball that generates above-average horizontal movement to test the strike zone edges, it is 2.8 inches of horizontal movement per pitch.
  • He features a changeup that generates above-average horizontal movement to test the strike zone edges, it is 6.3 inches of horizontal movement per pitch.
  • He features a curveball that generates above-average horizontal movement to test the strike zone edges, it is 6.0 inches of horizontal movement per pitch.
  • He does not feature a slider or he does not throw it enough to qualify.
  • Jake Diekman

  • In absolute terms, his Four Seam Fastball has far more horizontal movement than most pitchers, it gets 8.3 inches of horizontal movement each time.
  • He features a changeup that generates above-average horizontal movement to test the strike zone edges, it is 9.0 inches of horizontal movement per pitch.
  • He does not feature a curveball or he does not throw it enough to qualify.
  • He features a slider that generates above-average horizontal movement to test the strike zone edges, it is 7.5 inches of horizontal movement per pitch.
  • Sean Manaea

  • He does not feature a Four Seam Fastball or he does not throw it enough to qualify.
  • He features a changeup that generates above-average horizontal movement to test the strike zone edges, it is 7.2 inches of horizontal movement per pitch.
  • He does not feature a curveball or he does not throw it enough to qualify.
  • He features a slider that generates above-average horizontal movement to test the strike zone edges, it is 2.7 inches of horizontal movement per pitch.
  • Deolis Guerra

  • In absolute terms, his Four Seam Fastball has far more horizontal movement than most pitchers, it gets 7.0 inches of horizontal movement each time.
  • He features a changeup that generates above-average horizontal movement to test the strike zone edges, it is 7.5 inches of horizontal movement per pitch.
  • He features a curveball that generates above-average horizontal movement to test the strike zone edges, it is 5.7 inches of horizontal movement per pitch.
  • He does not feature a slider or he does not throw it enough to qualify.
  • James Kaprielian

  • He features a Four Seam Fastball that generates above-average horizontal movement to test the strike zone edges, it is 4.8 inches of horizontal movement per pitch.
  • He features a changeup that generates above-average horizontal movement to test the strike zone edges, it is 5.4 inches of horizontal movement per pitch.
  • He features a curveball that generates above-average horizontal movement to test the strike zone edges, it is 4.0 inches of horizontal movement per pitch.
  • He tends to get less horizontal movement on his slider than most pitchers as his horizontal movement is 0.6 inches on average for each pitch.
  • Cole Irvin

  • He features a Four Seam Fastball that generates above-average horizontal movement to test the strike zone edges, it is 4.7 inches of horizontal movement per pitch.
  • He features a changeup that generates above-average horizontal movement to test the strike zone edges, it is 7.5 inches of horizontal movement per pitch.
  • He tends to get less horizontal movement on his curve than most pitchers as his horizontal movement is 2.3 inches on average for each pitch.
  • He tends to get less horizontal movement on his slider than most pitchers as his horizontal movement is 1.3 inches on average for each pitch.
  • Sergio Romo

  • In absolute terms, his Four Seam Fastball has far more horizontal movement than most pitchers, it gets 7.3 inches of horizontal movement each time.
  • In absolute terms, his changeup has far more horizontal movement than most pitchers, it gets 11.7 inches of horizontal movement each time.
  • He does not feature a curveball or he does not throw it enough to qualify.
  • He features a slider that generates above-average horizontal movement to test the strike zone edges, it is 8.1 inches of horizontal movement per pitch.
  • Paul Blackburn

  • He features a Four Seam Fastball that generates above-average horizontal movement to test the strike zone edges, it is 2.6 inches of horizontal movement per pitch.
  • He features a changeup that generates above-average horizontal movement to test the strike zone edges, it is 7.4 inches of horizontal movement per pitch.
  • He features a curveball that generates above-average horizontal movement to test the strike zone edges, it is 4.2 inches of horizontal movement per pitch.
  • He does not feature a slider or he does not throw it enough to qualify.
  • Now onto the News, Rumors, and Commentary…

    “Athletics shortstop Elvis Andrus underwent successful surgery today to repair a fibula fracture in his left leg, the club announced. The veteran suffered the injury over the weekend. The team anticipates he’ll be ready for Spring Training next season. Oakland acquired Andrus from the Rangers in February after watching Marcus Semien depart in free agency. Andrus went…”

    Above is the summary of: Elvis Andrus Undergoes Leg Surgery… tap or click to check out the full article.

    “I want to come back and come back stronger to help this team reach the postseason and more.” The manner in which the A’s went about the second half was also a surprise. “It’s not like one individual let us down,” said A’s third baseman Matt Chapman. “They’re good,” A’s outfielder Mark Canha said. “When I am playing at the level that I usually do, I can help this team win more baseball games,” Chapman said.”

    Above is the summary of: A’s officially eliminated from playoff race… 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. • All A’s transactions INJURY UPDATES Day to Day 10-day IL SS Elvis Andrus (fractured left fibula) Expected return: Out for season Andrus underwent two procedures on Sept. (Last updated: Sept. (Last updated: Sept.”

    Above is the summary of: Injuries & Moves: Andrus done for year… tap or click to check out the full article.

    “The A’s had heard about the toughness of Andrus over the years during his division battles with the A’s as a member of the Rangers. Au was pleased with the results and feels that Andrus will have a promising outcome to the surgery. Joining the A’s in a trade this offseason, that quality remained true to form as he battled a few different injuries to enter Sunday having played in 146 of Oakland’s 158 games this season. Whether it was his wrist, ankle, whatever, he just refused to come off the field.”

    Above is the summary of: Andrus has surgery, expected back by camp… tap or click to check out the full article.

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