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The statistics alone don't tell the full story of Urena's capabilities.

 

According to Statcast™, Urena's average four-seam fastball last year was 95.83 mph, above the MLB average of 93.04 mph. It's also the highest of any candidate in the rotation. Koehler's average is 92.57 mph, and Volquez's sinker (his primary pitch) is 93.53 mph.

 

This is like the scoopest thing ever. "The statistics alone don't tell the whole story. Now here's some statistics to tell the whole story" 

 

 

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The statistics alone don't tell the full story of Urena's capabilities.

 

According to Statcast™, Urena's average four-seam fastball last year was 95.83 mph, above the MLB average of 93.04 mph. It's also the highest of any candidate in the rotation. Koehler's average is 92.57 mph, and Volquez's sinker (his primary pitch) is 93.53 mph.

 

This is like the scoopest thing ever. "The statistics alone don't tell the whole story. Now here's some statistics to tell the whole story" 

 

Too bad his control is very mediocre and his delivery isn't very repeatable.

 

 

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Have we not learned from the Kyle Farnsworths and Jamie Moyers of the world that velocity on a fastball is basically meaningless if control and movement are non-existent? Yeah, Urena throws hard, but so what? He has no idea where the ball is going, but the batter sure as hell does because that ball is only ever moving on one plane. 

 

Petition to call Jose Urena's primary pitch a "flatsball" starts here.

 

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In the 13 pitchers we plan to carry,Urena,Locke and McGowan was the most unpredictable and removable arms,we could easily transfered anyone roster spot from that trio to a fifth bench position player,so hope it's worth for us to give up on all the available bats for that three pitchers.

Urena is out of options and they don't want to lose him. Locke and McGowan have guaranteed contracts. It's not that easy to give away their roster spots.
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Urena is out of options and they don't want to lose him. Locke and McGowan have guaranteed contracts. It's not that easy to give away their roster spots.

 

Of course I know all of that,so they're forced by themselves to this situation !? if they decided to keep Urena anyway in the beginning of this off-season then they should reserve a roster spot for him before making those pitchers moves,so if they didn't give guaranteed money to either Locke or McGowan then we wouldn't been forced to sacrifice one bench spot for Urena,it's just my opinion.

 

 

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Have we not learned from the Kyle Farnsworths and Jamie Moyers of the world that velocity on a fastball is basically meaningless if control and movement are non-existent? Yeah, Urena throws hard, but so what? He has no idea where the ball is going, but the batter sure as hell does because that ball is only ever moving on one plane. 

 

Petition to call Jose Urena's primary pitch a "flatsball" starts here.

 

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Sorry

 

Matt Lindstrom copyrighted flatsball already

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