Jon Morosi's Source
- Dec 18, 2015
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What was his average fastball speed in April only for the past three years?
A: the sample size is too small to definitively claim he’s lost juice
B: even its its small sample, stacked up against the past 2-3 years, it’s not that drastic of a dip.
On every level, this will need to be revisited in June or July before making sweeping Sky is Falling proclamations about the nature of Kluber’s velocity and stuff
Courtesy of Fangraphs
The correlation in 2018 between his dip in velocity and increase in giving up hard contact is extremely troubling.
Granted, it's a small sample size, but according to Baseball Savant, he is in 17th percentile in fastball velocity, and the 26th percentile for hard hit contact.