The most (and least) effective pitches thrown by Indians pitchers in 2019

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The most (and least) effective pitches thrown by Indians pitchers in 2019
The most (and least) effective pitches thrown by Indians pitchers in 2019

The Cleveland Indians used 16 pitchers who threw at least 30.0 innings in 2019. The staff varied more wildly than any year in recent memory, as only Shane Bieber pitched enough innings with the team to “qualify” for season-end leader statistics. Injuries and trades (well, one trade) all played a role in this, but despite it all the team managed to cobble together one of the most effective pitching staffs in the game. Today, I want to take a more granular look at which specific pitches were the most effective — and least effective — during the 2019 season, and who threw them. We'll be using FanGraphs' pitch type linear weights to assess this. This is a great explanation if you are unfamiliar with

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