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Wilson's New Pitch


If you watched the 9th inning of tonight's Giants game, you probably noticed that Brian Wilson has developed a new pitch. This is indeed true and it appears to be a very effective 2 seam sinker. I don't think Wilson has thrown the pitch prior to facing Jamey Carroll. If any of you happened to miss it, here is the pitch (just scroll to the end of the highlight)

Wilson's Two-Seam Sinker

Now, the movement on that pitch is absolutely insane. But if you follow the Giants carefully, you will probably remember that Timmy's two-seam sinker also feature(d) the same action. The movement, of course, is nowhere near Wilson's pitch tonight, but the tailing action is definitely there. I'm not like Xanthan and don't know how to do cool computerized charts but I did find a couple of Timmy's highlight reels from 2007. When he first came up, his two-seam fastball was as high as 97-99 MPH. Below, you can see that it had the same movement as that of Wilson's

Timmy's Two-Seamer #1 @ New York Mets (LOL @ SHORT HAIR)

The first two batters got completely destroyed and the movement on the pitch against David Wright just exploded against a right handed hitter. This is similar to what Wilson did against Carroll but at a much higher velocity. Now, Timmy's fastball seemed to have gained some velocity over the last couple of starts so we can hope that he rediscovers some of this tailing action (not that he needs it now that he has the change up).

Timmy's Two-Seamer #2 @ Houston Astros (Third Hitter)

The third hitter appears to be Hunter Pence and he had no chance at making contact against a pitch that exploded across the plate when it was clear to him that it was coming straight over the plate. Just look at how Molina's adjustment in order to catch it.

Now the point of my post is obviously about Wilson and not about Timmy. As dominant as Wilson was last year, he is going to make the league silly if he can harness that pitch. With a cutter to steal strike one followed by an overwhelming 4-seam fastball, Wilson can easily finish anyone off with his new pitch.

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