Why'd They Win; What did They Learn

Posted: 2018-04-18 10:50:10 (ET)

Boston vs Ohtani

 

Ohtani was facing a team that was plus 7 or greater VMI.  So what?  Well the what is; when a team in the US is Plus 7 or greater, don't throw the 4-seam too much.  Also, be aware that the next most seen pitch in MLB (The Slider) is not going to be a good counter to the 4-seam.  

In Japan, all the teams are at less than 400 feet elevation, so a Plus 7.00 VMI would be a two to three year rarity and would only be associated with the Yamuri Giants team.  That means that every hitter he faced there would be fully conformed to the climate and ball movement available, so hitter focus is the biggest issue in getting them out.  

In the US, a team with a 7 + VMI is a dangerous team to face and Ohtani learned a lesson he had better become familiar with.  

So what should he have done?  Well at 69.33 ADI, the 2-seamer would have been a good choice due to its side to side movement, so he should have majored on that pitch instead of the 4-seamer.  He should have become  a reverse pitcher for the day.  #howdtheywin #whydtheylose

 

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