Why Hitting is Hard: Overlaying a 94 mph Fastball and an 80 mph Curveball
Charlie Morton, 94mph Fastball and 80mph Curveball Spin, Overlay pic.twitter.com/ooI111DvAf
— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) October 7, 2019
Rob Friedman, a pitching analyst for MLB and ESPN, demonstrates how hard it is to hit a major league pitch with this elegant visual.
Using ace Charlie Morton’s 94 mph fastball and 80 mph curveball, we can appreciate how hard it must be for a hitter to swing or lay off. Both pitches look the same coming out of Morton’s hand and then things get very different.