Tom Gorzelanny Preview

Harry PavlidisSenior Analyst IApril 7, 2008

The Cubs open PNC Park for 2008 against Pirates lefty Tom Gorzelanny. He's from Evergreen Park, IL, and has been previewed here before. Based on ESPN's profile, I picked out four pitches, but, using a 5 cluster approach, I cleared up something that, IMO, was quite obviously wrong about the previous analysis.



The slider needs to be split into a curve and a slider.

Like this







These numbers come from two starts, one at Wrigley in 2007 (the impetus for the prior post on his pitches) and one more from April 2, 2008, in Atlanta.

Here's how my pitch IDs match-up against MLB.com's













cubsfx_typepitch_type#
F4FA23
F2FA22
CUCU8
CHCH7
CHFA7
SLSL3
SLCU2
CHSL2
SLFC1


Including the FA and F2/F4 as matches, that 63 out of 75 pitches that match-up.

Here are the basic outcomes for his five pitches.