View Full Version : Darrell Rasner Good and Bad

06-12-08, 12:53 PM
I was looking at Rasner's starts and compared the good start he had on 5/21 to the crappy one he put up last night. Note on the pitch F/X graphs what I looked at was pitch type and ball/strike/contact (B/S/X on the graph), the graph is pitch speed vs horizontal break which allows you to see the individual pitches. Rasner throws a fastball 87-91 mph , his slider 84 to 86 mph, change up 82 to 84 mph and a curve.

I broke down the graphs to LHH and RHH and noticed two things. On 5/21 probably his beat outing his slider was excellent getting 11/12 for strikes (S+X) and his change up as well with 5/6 for strikes.


Against RHH his fastball and slider accounted for most of the strikes.


Now on 6-11 I only posted the LHH graph because he didn't face alot of righties that night and there seems to be no pattern. Now what I noticed was that on 6-11 his curve is dropping in for strikes but his slider got hit hard and he had a lot less fastball comand. 6/13 sliders he threw contact was made versus 4/12 on 5/21. The 6-11 slider seems about 2 mph faster and has less horizontal break as well as less vertical break (not posted).


Now should they have called for the curve more last light as that was falling in for strikes while the slider was getting nailed?

06-12-08, 12:59 PM
Did anyone really expect Rasner to keep up the year that he was having. The Yanks DFA'd him twice last year. Take what you can get from him, hopefully it was just one bad game.

06-13-08, 11:59 AM
good = decent control, mediocre cutter

bad = mid 80's FB, fringy breaking stuff

06-13-08, 01:24 PM
good = decent control, mediocre cutter

bad = mid 80's FB, fringy breaking stuff

I thought he actually had a plus curve?

06-13-08, 01:26 PM
He will be a decent 4 or 5 starter or a decent middle reliever. But for now he has really been a great part of our rotation and really has given us a chance to try and better our record of late. Unfortunately, we can't capitalize on the oppurtunities he gives us usually, but they're there.

06-15-08, 08:06 AM
When Rasner's WHIP is 4th or 5th among the starters, I'll me more interested in discussing the merits of giving him a start every 5th game. Last I checked, his WHIP is the best among the starters.

06-15-08, 11:34 PM
good = decent control, mediocre cutter

bad = mid 80's FB, fringy breaking stuff

He doesn't throw a cutter, he has a 4 seam, a slider, a change and a curve. The issue between these two starts was his slider worked 5/21 but not 6/11.