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October 22, 2021 Morning Edition: Orioles News Roundup

This is your Orioles Stats, News, Rumors, and Commentary Roundup for the Morning of October 22, 2021.

A Look at Orioles Pitchers’ Velocity Metrics

Chris Ellis

He throws an above-average Fastball in velocity and he throws it on average 93.8 miles per hour. The lack of a meaningful change in velocities is a problem if Chris Ellis wants to continue using a Changeup in his arsenal. The difference between his Fastball and Changeup is 6.3. His Four Seam Fastball has a below average velocity difference from his Curveball, which is not very good as hitters looking for a Fastball could find a way to still make good timed contact with his Curveball given the lack of velocity difference. It is only a 12.6 MPH difference. He features a slider that generates above-average velocity on average, which is 86.1 miles per hour.

Cole Sulser

His Fastball is below average in terms of velocity and he throws it on average 93.3 miles per hour. The difference between his average Four Seam Fastball and Changeup in terms of velocity is 9.3. This is rather average for a MLB pitcher. His Four Seam Fastball has an above average velocity difference from his Curveball, which is helpful in the art of pitching. He features a slider that generates above-average velocity on average, which is 86.4 miles per hour.

John Means

His Fastball is below average in terms of velocity and he throws it on average 92.8 miles per hour. The difference between his average Four Seam Fastball and Changeup in terms of velocity is 9.3. This is rather average for a MLB pitcher. His Four Seam Fastball has an above average velocity difference from his Curveball, which is helpful in the art of pitching. He features a slider that generates above-average velocity on average, which is 86.4 miles per hour.

Tyler Wells

He throws an above-average Fastball in velocity and he throws it on average 95.2 miles per hour. The lack of a meaningful change in velocities is a problem if Tyler Wells wants to continue using a Changeup in his arsenal. The difference between his Fastball and Changeup is 6.8. His Four Seam Fastball has an above average velocity difference from his Curveball, which is helpful in the art of pitching. He features a slider that generates above-average velocity on average, which is 88.6 miles per hour.

Dillon Tate

He throws an above-average Fastball in velocity and he throws it on average 95.5 miles per hour. The difference between his average Four Seam Fastball and Changeup is 10.1, which is over 10 MPH and that is highly desired as the changeup is a more sudden change in velocity. We are not able to compare his Four Seam Fastball to his Curveball because he does not feature both pitches in his repertoire. He features a slider that generates above-average velocity on average, which is 85.9 miles per hour.

Marcos Diplan

His Fastball is below average in terms of velocity and he throws it on average 93.7 miles per hour. The lack of a meaningful change in velocities is a problem if Marcos Diplan wants to continue using a Changeup in his arsenal. The difference between his Fastball and Changeup is 7.6. His Four Seam Fastball has a below average velocity difference from his Curveball, which is not very good as hitters looking for a Fastball could find a way to still make good timed contact with his Curveball given the lack of velocity difference. It is only a 12.6 MPH difference. He does not feature a slider or he does not throw it enough to qualify.

Now onto the News, Rumors, and Commentary…

“By the end of May, Sulser had pitched in 17 games for the Orioles. Sulser picked up the save in six of these ten games. In 2020, Sulser was in his age 30 season. Sulser pitched two innings and was optioned for a fresh arm the next day.”

Above is the summary of: Cole Sulser started 2021 as just another Orioles reliever and ended it as the closer… tap or click to check out the full article.

“That has continued to be a lesson year after year, and we are very mindful of that.” So who were these veteran hitters selected by Baltimore, and how did they fare in their first year with the team? As a junior at Sam Houston State, Cowser hit .374/.490/.680 with 16 home runs, 10 doubles, two triples, 61 runs, 52 RBI, and 42 walks in 55 games. As the dust settled on the MLB First-Year Player Draft in mid-July, the Orioles had two brand-new college bats selected with their first two picks: OF Colton Cowser (Sam Houston State), selected No. The most notable pick on the O’s second day of the draft, Conner Norby led the nation in hits with 102 in 61 games during his junior season in 2021, slashing .415/.484/.659 on the way to winning American Athletic Conference (AAC) Player of the Year honors. We really like what we are getting here in terms of the offensive potential.” Norby started slow, hitting just .182 in seven games in the FCL.”

Above is the summary of: Orioles prospect season in review: Colton Cowser and Connor Norby… tap or click to check out the full article.

“The Red Sox somehow became the team of destiny — the Red Sox who, again, couldn’t even win a critical series against the Orioles in the season’s final week. Hey, remember when the Orioles were still playing? Specifically, remember their final home series of the year, when they hosted a Boston Red Sox team that was desperately trying to cling to their playoff hopes, only for the O’s to hilariously beat them in two out of three games? The Orioles, it seemed, had ruined the Red Sox again, and it was delightful. And yet, like a zombie rising from the dead, the Red Sox wouldn’t go away. The Houston Astros have two chances on their home field to swat away the pesky Sox once and for all.”

Above is the summary of: Friday Bird Droppings: Where the Red Sox could be eliminated tonight… tap or click to check out the full article.



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