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|2015-04-07 14:00:00 (link to chat)||Hi Doug, thanks for the chat! What are your thoughts on Perry Husband's idea of Effective Velocity? I've read a few articles back from the summer and fall of 2014 and it seems to make a lot of sense to me. Seems that one of your mentors (I believe), Tom House is a believer too. It makes Trevor Bauer all the more intriguing to me as well. Do you know of any other pitchers who openly advocate it?|
(Shawn from Office)
|I'm a huge fan of EV, and Perry has done some fantastic research on the subject. I remember when he brought the info to us at the NPA 10+ years ago, and though he originally discovered the phenomenon for hitting applications, we immediately saw the value for pitchers. There are some pitchers that have had an intuitive sense for EV (Maddux was famous for this, had sequences based on batter reaction time and pitch location), andI think that the infomation can be even more "effectiuve" when the catcher and coach are on board. (Doug Thorburn)|
|2014-06-27 14:00:00 (link to chat)||I've been reading through your book with Tom House and was wondering if you had any other suggestions on books to supplement that.|
(asuit11 from South Jersey)
|Thanks for taking an interest in "Arm Action," and I certainly recommend Tom's other books for a good read on pitching, such as "The Art & Science of Pitching" and "The Pitching Edge." He also co-wrote "The Diamond Appraised," with Craig R. Wright, published back in '84, and despite it's age the book provides good insight into the common misconceptions between sabermetrics and coaching/scouting that are still in place today. I also recommend Perry Husband's work on Effective Velocity and how it impact the approach for both hitters and pitchers - check it out here: http://www.hittingisaguess.com/ (Doug Thorburn)|
No BP Roundtables have mentioned this guy.