Why Hitting is Hard: Overlaying a 94 mph Fastball and an 80 mph Curveball
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.
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