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Andrew Brackman signed


It is official, Andrew Brackman has signed with Cincinnati Reds. Here is what I found earlier today. “The Reds today signed Moeller High School graduate RHP Andrew Brackman to a 1-year contract through the 2012 season.” [Source] “The Reds made official Wednesday the signing of RHP Andrew Brackman. It is a one-year Major League contract.” [Source] “We’re going to try to refine his delivery to improve his command and control,” Jocketty said. “If he can do that, he can be successful. We have good pitching coaches that should help him quite a bit.” [Source] Jamie Ramsey also included the Cincinnati Reds Hot Stove Notebook in his Better Off Red post.

Although Andrew Brackman only played in 3 games for New York Yankees in 2011 I thought we would talk about his pitches and how well he did in that short period of time.


Andrew Brackman 2011

Pitches:
Cut Fastball
Curveball
Slider
4-seam Fastball


Andrew Brackman threw his 91.5 MPH cut fastball 35 times in 2011. (63.6%) 65.7% of them were strikes with 51.4% swung on and 8.6% whiff. 20% were foul while 22.9% were in play.

He threw his curveball 10 times (18.2%) which was clocked at 76.4 MPH. 40% were in the strike zone and 30% were swung on. 20% were foul while 10% were in play.

His slider he threw only 7 times (12.7%) and were in the strike zone 57.1% with 57.1% swung on, 28.6% whiff, 14.3% foul and 14.3% in play.

Brackman also threw a 4-seam fastball 3 times (5.5%) which got up to 91.7 MPH. 0% were in the strike zone, swung on, whiffed, fouled or in play.

His at-bat results were a little off but with such a small sample size it is hard to be to judgemental of his ability. 23% flyout, 23% walk, 15.38% field error and 15.38 groundout.


You can find all of this information at Pitch f/x. Where you can even check out the break down for every game he pitched in 2011.


Andrew Brackman 2011 New York Yankees

                                              
Year   Age  Tm W L  ERA G  IP H BB SO BF  WHIP
2011    25 NYY 0 0 0.00 3 2.1 1  3  0 13 1.714

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Andrew Brackman minor league stats.

                                                                           
Year                      Tm   Lev  W  L  ERA  G GS    IP   H  BB  SO  WHIP
2009              Charleston     A  2 12 5.91 29 19 106.2 106  76 103 1.706
2010                 2 Teams AA-A+ 10 11 3.90 27 26 140.2 144  39 126 1.301
2010                   Tampa    A+  5  4 5.10 12 12  60.0  67   9  56 1.267
2010                 Trenton    AA  5  7 3.01 15 14  80.2  77  30  70 1.326
2011   Scranton/Wilkes-Barre   AAA  3  6 6.00 33 13  96.0  82  75  75 1.635
3 Seasons                          15 29 5.11 89 58 343.1 332 190 304 1.520

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Generated 1/4/2012.


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Coco came back the very next day


As we wait for word on if closer Francisco Cordero will return to Cincinnati Reds, I thought I would share some information about what he did in 2011 for the Reds. A lot of people say that he is starting to decline but I think he still has a few more good years left in the tank. Everyone thinks the Reds are the top guys right now and that he should sign the one year deal (not sure if there is an option on this contract offer) that would bring him back. I think the Sean Marshall and Mat Latos trades might have a big impact on if he re-signs with the Reds.

Out of his 37 saves in 2011 he only gave up one home run, which was against Colorado Rockies on Thursday, August 11, 2011, at Great American Ball Park. Seth Smith hit it off of Cordero in the 9th inning with 0 on and 0 out to deep RF.

Another thing about his 37 saves that caught my interest was that he only came into one game where he had inherited runners. (2) That game was on Sunday, May 15, 2011, at Great American Ball Park against St. Louis Cardinals. The two inherited runners both came in to score that game.


Francisco Cordero 2011

Pitches:
4-seam Fastball
Slider
Change-up
Curveball
Fastball


Francisco Cordero threw his 4-seam fastball 394 times in 2011. (36.5%) The velocity got up to 93 MPH and 61.4% were strikes. 38.8% were swung on (5.1% whiff) 18% foul and 15.7% in play.

He also threw his 86.1 MPH slider just as much. (382 times, 35.4%) 62.3% were strikes, 47.1% swung on with 14.7% whiffs. 11.5% fouled off while 20.9% were in play.

239 times Cordero threw his 86.4 MPH change-up. (22.2%) 58.6% were strikes with 46.4% were swung on. (13.4% whiff) 10.9% foul and 22.2% in play.

He threw his curveball 53 times (4.9%) which was clocked at 78.7 MPH. 73.6% strike, 9.4% whiff, 15.1% foul and 18.9% in play.

He also threw a 93.1 MPH fastball which saw the strike zone 40% of the time with 20.% swung on and 20% in play.

Cordero’s at-bat results were great in 2011. 25.18% groundout, 16.06% flyout, 15.33% strikeout, 11.68% single, 8.03% walk and 2.19% home run.


You can find all of this information at Pitch f/x. Where you can even check out the break down for every game he pitched in 2011.



Who hit off of Francisco Cordero in 2011

                                                   
                      AB  H    BA   OBP   SLG   OPS
Neil Walker            2  2 1.000 1.000 2.000 3.000
Nyjer Morgan           3  2  .667  .667 1.333 2.000
Mark Kotsay            4  2  .500  .500  .500 1.000
Yuniesky Betancourt    5  2  .400  .400  .400  .800
Casey McGehee          2  2 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000
James Loney            4  1  .250  .250  .250  .500
Jeff Baker             2  1  .500  .500 1.000 1.500
Carlos Pena            4  1  .250  .250 1.000 1.250
Willie Harris          2  1  .500  .500 1.000 1.500
Jon Jay                2  1  .500  .500 2.000 2.500
Blake DeWitt           4  1  .250  .250  .250  .500
Carlos Gomez           3  1  .333  .333  .333  .667
Ross Gload             1  1 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000
Wilson Valdez          1  1 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000
Matthew Joyce          1  1 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000
Gerardo Parra          2  1  .500  .500  .500 1.000
Shelley Duncan         1  1 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000
Josh Wilson            1  1 1.000 1.000 2.000 3.000
Eliezer Alfonzo        1  1 1.000 1.000 2.000 3.000
Jordan Schafer         1  1 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000
David Freese           2  1  .500  .500  .500 1.000
Darwin Barney          3  1  .333  .333  .333  .667
Tony Campana           2  1  .500  .500  .500 1.000
Ryan Doumit            1  1 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000
Alfonso Soriano        3  1  .333  .333  .667 1.000
Orlando Hudson         1  1 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000
Pablo Sandoval         1  1 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000
Alex Gonzalez          1  1 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000
Matt Holliday          4  1  .250  .250 1.000 1.250
Nick Punto             2  1  .500  .500 1.000 1.500
Ian Desmond            1  1 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000
Danny Espinosa         1  1 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000
Logan Schafer          1  1 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000
Kosuke Fukudome        2  1  .500  .667  .500 1.167
Stephen Drew           2  1  .500  .500 2.000 2.500
Aubrey Huff            2  1  .500  .500  .500 1.000
Yadier Molina          4  1  .250  .250  .250  .500
Osvaldo Martinez       1  1 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000
Clint Barmes           2  1  .500  .500 1.000 1.500
Orlando Cabrera        1  1 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000
Greg Dobbs             2  1  .500  .500 1.000 1.500
Seth Smith             1  1 1.000 1.000 4.000 5.000
Ryan Howard            1  1 1.000 1.000 4.000 5.000
Gaby Sanchez           2  1  .500  .500  .500 1.000

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Johnny be good!



Johnny Cueto 2011

Pitches:
2-seam Fastball
Slider
4-seam Fastball
Change-up
Fastball


Johnny Cueto threw his 93.4 MPH 2-seam fastball 958 times in 2011. (40.4%) 65.9% of them were strikes, 48.9% swung on, 5.5% whiffs, 22.8% fouled off while 20.6% were put in play.

His slider was as another great out pitch for him. Clocking in at 82.6 MPH he threw it 27.1% of the time (642) with 61.7% being strikes and 46% swung on. 11.4% were whiffed at and 17.4% were foul balls while only 17.1% were put into play.

Cueto threw his 92 MPH 4-seam fastball 542 times (22.8%) and hit the strike zone 57.6% of the time. 44.1% were swung on while only 5.5% were whiffed at. 18.5% fouled off and 20.1% were put in play.

228 times (9.6%) he threw his fourth pitch, an 83.7 MPH change-up which hit the strike zone more than his 4-seam fastball at 62.3% of the time. 51.3% of them were swung on with 14.0% whiffed at and 14.9 fouled off and 22.4% in play. With numbers like that I expect his change-up to be used a lot more in 2012 if he wants to be the ace that the Reds want him to be.

He also threw a fastball 3 times at 92.2 MPH, 33.3% were strikes with 33.3% swung at and 33.3% whiffed at. 0% were fouled off and 0% were in play.

Johnny Cueto had some impressive at-bat results in 2011. 24.68% groundouts, 16.30% strikeouts, 14.56% singles and 12.34% flyouts. 7.44% were walks while 1.27% were home runs.


You can find all of this information at Pitch f/x. Where you can even check out the break down for every game he pitched in 2011.

Mat Latos / Sean Marshall Pitch f/x



Mat Latos 2011

Pitches:
4-seam Fastball
Slider
2-seam Fastball
Curveball
Change-up


Mat Latos has a 4-seam fastball that he threw 1378 times in 2011 which added up to 44.1% of his pitches thrown. He got his velocity for it up to 93 MPH. 64.7% of them were strikes, 43.7% swung on with 5.5% whiffs, 18.9% fouls and 19.3% in play.

His slider was thrown 837 times which was 26.8% out of all his pitches thrown. This nasty slider was clocked at 83.1 MPH and was a very good strike pitch for him. 63.8% were stirkes with 51% swung on, 22.5% whiffs, 12.2% fouls and 16.4% in play.

Latos also threw a 2-seam fastball 367 times (11.8%) which could get up to 91.8 MPH. 61.9% of them were strikes with 42.2% swings, 3.8% whiffs, 18.3 % fouls and 20.2% in play.

340 times in 2011 he threw his curveball (10.9%) at 77.6 MPH. 56.8% were strikes. 34.1% were swung on, 9.7 whiffs, 12.6 fouls, 11.8 in play.

His change-up was thrown 201 times (6.4%) and could get up to 82.5 MPH. 58.7% were strikes, 49.3% swung on, 16.9 whiffs, 15.4% foul and 16.9% in play.

His at-bat results were amazing with 23.04% strikeouts, 17.43% groundouts, 15.94% flyouts, 14.32% were singles, 7.35% walked and 1.99% were home runs.


Sean Marshall 2011

Pitches:
Curveball
Slider
4-seam Fastball
Cut Fastball


Sean Marshall threw his curveball 469 times (40.2%) with it getting up to 77.3 MPH and 67% of them being strikes. 47.5% were swung on with 18.8% whiffs, 14.1% fouls and 14.7% in play.

His slider was thrown 347 times (29.8%) clocked at 85.4 MPH. 73.8% of them were strikes, 46.4% were swung on with 8.6 whiffs, 17.9%% fouls and 19.9% in play.

He also like to throw a 4-seam fastball in 2011 which he threw 339 times (29.1%) topping out at 90.7 MPH and hitting the strike zone 62.5% with 44.8% swung on, 6.5% whiffs, 18% fouls and 20.4% in play.

He also threw a cut fastball only 11 times (0.9%) at a top speed of 86.6 MPH and 63.6% strikes. 36.4% swung on, 9.1% whiffs with 9.1% foul and 18.2% in play.

Marshall also had some great at-bat results with 25.57% srikeouts, 21.36% groundouts, 17.48 singles, 9.71% flyouts and 4.21% walks and a staggering 0.32% as home runs.


All of this information can be found at Pitch f/x