The Washington Post's Neil Greenberg uses TruMedia's baseball platform to support his claim that Max Scherzer is the best pitcher in baseball.
"According to data from TruMedia, Scherzer averages 92.7 mph with his fastball and, when he throws it in the upper third of the plate, opposing batters swing and miss a career-high 39 percent of the time. Overall, hitters are putting the pitch in play less than a quarter of the time it is thrown (24 percent), making it difficult for batters to get good wood on the ball.
His slider, used almost exclusively against right-handed batters, is thrown in the strike zone 57 percent of the time yet is a called strike half the time. In other words, the pitch is completely baffling hitters."
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