April's Dirt: Cubs Pitchers and Hitters

Harry PavlidisSenior Analyst IMay 4, 2008

Here's a nibblet of information on pitches in the dirt. Seen by, or thrown by, Cubs players. I don't use the "in dirt" description, but a pz value less than 0.

lastpitchesdirtdirt%swings
Wood14621.371
Wuertz22231.350
Dempster58840.680
Zambrano58540.681
Marquis46030.650
Howry22010.450
Lilly54020.370
Hart30210.330
Hill30810.321
Marmol28000.000
Lieber19300.000
Marshall8700.000
Pignatiello2500.000
 3956210.533

Now the hitters. Notice the only dirt-ball chasers are, well, the two guys you'd guess it would be.

lastpitchesdirtdirt%swings
Fontenot17742.260
Soriano20141.992
Cedeno21341.880
Ward11021.820
Johnson36951.360
Pie17821.121
Soto38841.030
Fukudome51050.980
DeRosa43920.460
Ramirez48320.410
Theriot39010.260
Lee50110.200
Blanco7300.000
Murton5300.000
 4085360.883