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Old 06-20-2012, 07:38 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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He is a much better pitcher now because he is quite comfortable throwing his knuckleball. In the past, he was a fastball pitcher.
YEAR FB% Knuckleball%
2003 61% 0%
2004 56% 0%
2005 26% 49%
2006 10% 88%
2008 30% 67%
2009 26% 64%
2010 16% 84%
2011 22% 75%
2012 14% 85%
*R.A. Dickey » Statistics » Pitching | FanGraphs Baseball
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Old 06-20-2012, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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Just out of curiosity, Filihok, since you're the unquestioned statistics man around here, are you aware of any other knuckleball pitchers who threw two different knucklers? Apparently, Dickey throws a "soft" pitch around 65mph, and a "hard" one at around 80mph. The Met announcers are always saying they've never seen that before.
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Old 06-20-2012, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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YEAR FB% Knuckleball%
2003 61% 0%
2004 56% 0%
2005 26% 49%
2006 10% 88%
2008 30% 67%
2009 26% 64%
2010 16% 84%
2011 22% 75%
2012 14% 85%
*R.A. Dickey » Statistics » Pitching | FanGraphs Baseball
He started to throw his knuckleball more in 2005. I never seen a guy who can throw a knuckleball in the low 80s.
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Old 06-20-2012, 08:35 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Just out of curiosity, Filihok, since you're the unquestioned statistics man around here, are you aware of any other knuckleball pitchers who threw two different knucklers? Apparently, Dickey throws a "soft" pitch around 65mph, and a "hard" one at around 80mph. The Met announcers are always saying they've never seen that before.
I'm not aware.

I was reading something somewhere today that talked about Dickey throwing 3 knuckleballs. The hard one, the soft one, and an in between one.
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Old 06-20-2012, 01:01 PM
 
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You don't want to feel satisfaction over a player's injury, but it seems that as a result of his latest concussion, Jason Bay may not return this season.

This has to be a positive for the Mets; Bay announced at the time he took their money that he wasn't really interested to play in New York. And judging from his performance, he wasn't kidding. Not having him in the lineup can only be a good thing.
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Old 06-21-2012, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Just out of curiosity, Filihok, since you're the unquestioned statistics man around here, are you aware of any other knuckleball pitchers who threw two different knucklers? Apparently, Dickey throws a "soft" pitch around 65mph, and a "hard" one at around 80mph. The Met announcers are always saying they've never seen that before.
R.A. Dickey’s Velocity | FanGraphs Baseball

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Now the three clusters are more defined. Slow-mo at 74 mph, regular speed at 77 mph, and a fast knuckler around 79 mph. Of course, he still threw the odd super-slow-mo knucklers, but you can see where he settled in most days
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Old 06-21-2012, 09:40 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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Bay is a lost cause. He will not be missed for this season.
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Old 06-22-2012, 07:46 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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Subway series this weekend. Good pitching matchups the whole weekend. Lets go Mets =)
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Old 06-22-2012, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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Frankie should shut up

The Mets are afraid, and other suggested links to read | MetsBlog.com
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Old 06-22-2012, 09:11 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Nice start this weekend!
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