Updated: Sep 30, 2022
Interesting Trends Here
Consider this a follow up to https://www.larrythegm.com/post/astros-what-is-wrong-with-pena
4-Seam Fastball- Down
Changeup- WAY UP- no longer his worst pitch
Curveball- better lately
Cutter- Down What Changed?
Sinker- Biggest struggle lately
Slider- WAY UP
Here is the pitch distribution thrown to Pena.
As Pena's performance versus
Changeups went up, he was thrown slightly less changeups
Curveballs got better lately, he was thrown significantly less curveballs
Cutters went down, he was thrown significantly more cutters
Sinkers went up and down his distribution followed. Since sinkers are the biggest performance challenge lately, he has seen significantly more sinkers.
Sliders are way up, his distribution of sliders is down from 31.6% to 23.5%
It is really interesting to see the pitch distribution follow Pena's performance swings.