Yankee Starters In Control

Earlier this week, Chris took a look at the (very impressive) average fastball velcoties of the Yankee’s starting rotation. Reader OldRanger astutely pointed out the following: As (I think) we all know, speed without Command & Control means nothing. Even without a lot of movement, C&C covers a lot of sins. OldRanger makes a great point. Looking at fastball velocity tells us a piece of the story, but we also have to take control into account. Here are the Yankee starters ranked by BB/9 in 2008, and then fastball velocity: C.C. Sabathia: 2.09 BB/9m, 93.7 Mph Andy Pettitte: 2.4 BB/9, Continue reading Yankee Starters In Control