Post by scorekeeper on Sept 10, 2015 11:29:41 GMT -6
Has anyone at ASMI looked into QOP? Among other things it claims to do, here’s a quote from their website at www.qopbaseball.com/
A quantification index allows us to identify qop™ patterns that could indicate deterioration as a warning sign of potential injury, allowing team management to take a proactive approach in protecting a pitcher's health and well-being.
Post by scorekeeper on Sept 11, 2015 9:25:07 GMT -6
Here’s a post I made a few days back on a different site when I first heard of it. I'm always intrigued when someone comes up with a way to look at pitching that takes velocity off the throne.
I was watching yesterday’s Tigers/Indians game, and during a lull in the action, the two announcers began talking about Cody Anderson and his progress this season. At one point they noted that the Tribe pitching coach, Mickey Callaway, has said Anderson possesses all the skills necessary to pitch successfully in the ML, but he hasn’t learned how to pitch yet.
As proof Callaway offered this example. During an interview after one of his starts, he told reports he’d thrown a lot of quality pitches, but the hitters managed to put some of them into play at inopportune times. Callaway said that showed a lot of immaturity on Anderson’s part for not understanding what a quality pitch was, and until he accepted that, he would have a lot of trouble pitching in the ML.
Those who know me will understand why that last article was one I’ll likely refer to often in the future since it’s one of the few I’ve seen that puts velocity into perspective with movement and location as what makes a pitch good.
The one thing I find more notable than the others, is how the SABER “experts” pick apart the metric and how the data it used was gathered, but none imply in the slightest that it was something that shouldn’t have been done. In effect, the metric challenges the idea that velocity is king and that other factors, movement and location do have a tremendous effect on a pitch’s quality if not it’s success.