The Process Versus White Sox Pitchers | The Process Report

The Process Versus White Sox Pitchers

Same matchups as last time, so (mostly) the same writeups:

Edwin Jackson

Our old pal, I was probably the toughest on Jackson during his time here, but he has blossomed since leaving. Jackson is still a two-pitch pony versus righties, although he will break out a change and curve every now and then, and he uses the slider and change about an identical amount against lefties. The contact rates (from 2010, at least) are crazy on Jackson’s secondary offerings. We’re talking in the 64-68 percent range for both, yet his fastball remains near 90 percent, despite good velocity.

John Danks

Not sure there’s much to say here other than you may want to brush up on The Danks Theory.

Philip Humber

A former college teammate of Jeff Niemann (and Wade Townsend, for that manner), Humber has limited big league data, but it foretells of struggles versus both hands. Humber looks a bit like Kyle Davies, with mid-90s fastballs and an effective curve.

Gavin Floyd

The Thursday starter, lefties tapped Floyd pretty hard early in his career, but he has gotten that under control over the last two seasons. If I had to guess as to why, it would be an improved cutter, although that’s just a guess. He throws a bunch of fastball types and a nice curveball.

Pitcher Throws LHOPS RHOPS
Matt Thornton Left .525 .595
Chris Sale* Left .454 .694
Jesse Crain Right .752 .661
Will Ohman Left .692 .735
Sergio Santos* Right .513 .812
Tony Pena Right .784 .730

(Three-year samples used when possible)
*Career numbers because of small sample size in recent years
(Favors means the split is +/- .020 points)

Matchup favors LHB: Crain, Pena
Matchup favors RHB: Thornton, Sale, Ohman, Santos,
Matchup is a push: N/A

(Credit to Chris St. John for the data)

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