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#1
Can someone please explain how Robbie He of the Entebbe Zealots carries a career 2.73 ERA and .196 opponent average (900+ innings pitched) with 54 Arm Strength and 49 Control ?

While you're at it, how does the Calabria Godfather's Louie Riva has a 1.57 ERA this year and lifetime 2.71 with a 58 control and his best pitch is an 81 fastball?

Finally, how in the hell does Akira Hatttori of the Rio de Janerio Capybaras put together a 1.78 ERA in 26 starts with a 1.05 WHIP while boasting a 51 control, 61 arm strength, and 61 endurance?

This just doesn't make sense to me. Even if a guy has a 90+ pitch, that doesn't mean their horrific control shouldn't hurt them more. There should be more balls over the middle of the plate that are crushed and/or more walks or something. Recall the movie Major League and Rick Vaughn had an amazing fastball but no control? Also, doesn't arm strength mean anything? A guy with a 90 fastball and 50 arm strength should not be better than an 80 fastball and 90 arm strength.

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#2
Speaking for Robbie He, the guy is essentially a lights-out closer who thanks to his higher-than-average endurance was converted to a starter.

The best way to illustrate this is to do a side-by-side comparison with my current closer Alex Pizarro:

He: 54AS 63EN 49CO 90FB 89SI
Pizarro: 61AS 48EN 64CO 84FB 85CB

So by comparison, He has -7AS +15EN -15CO +6FB +4SP (Secondary Pitch)

Their stats look like this:

He: 2.66 ERA, .198 oppAVG, .318 oppSLG, 7.89 K/9, 0.86 HR/9, 2.95 BB/9
Pizarro: 2.66 ERA, .211 oppAVG, .364 oppSLG, 6.99 K/9, 1.27 HR/9, 2.44 BB/9

As we would expect, He walks more batters, but he actually strikes out way more guys than Pizarro. He also gives up less frequent homeruns. As for how He does it, my conclusion is this: the guy has off-the-charts "stuff", represented by his high pitch ratings. He may not have the highest mph fastball or be able to locate his pitches, but the guy's ability to miss the barrel of bats is uncanny. Being a sinkerballer with a great infield defense behind you helps too.
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#3
Motion rating, which is not shown on the roster pages, is also a big factor in if a batter makes good contact with a pitch. Good MO with higher pitch ratings and you end up wit these types of stats.
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(05-07-2019, 04:00 AM)jcbarr Wrote: Motion rating, which is not shown on the roster pages, is also a big factor in if a batter makes good contact with a pitch. Good MO with higher pitch ratings and you end up wit these types of stats.

Woah, is it "Motion" or "Movement"?

All along I thought it was movement, haha.
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(05-07-2019, 04:00 AM)jcbarr Wrote: Motion rating, which is not shown on the roster pages, is also a big factor in if a batter makes good contact with a pitch. Good MO with higher pitch ratings and you end up wit these types of stats.

I believe all pitches are created with equal mo rating out the draft though. Am I right ed?
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Jim set all pitchers to have the same movement rating, many years back, after complaints that performance was not matching ratings.  Currently it is set to 78; in years past I have bumped it up or down 1-2 points at times to see if it would have an effect on stimulating offense.
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Also hitting the strike zone is not limited to just the control rating. Pitch rating plays a factor in it is as well. Guys with high pitch ratings tend to do very well when they are both in the 85+ zone. I have had great success with these guys in the past.
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