ARSENAL REPORT: High Octane Sliders

This week in the Arsenal Report we are looking at two pitchers with dominant sliders that are headed in opposite directions, velocity-wise. Harder sliders are not always better, as it is a balancing act with a lot of other variables, including how velocity affects movement and how the pitch fits into the overall repertoire. The fastest sliders can sometimes be better classified as cutters, but as we will examine below, that is not always the case.

Ceasing to Allow Contact

Dylan Cease (RHP, CHW) was the subject of the 2nd ever Arsenal Report back in March 2021. Back then, he was a struggling young pitcher who had shown promise of more. Since then, he has lived up to that promise, as 2021 saw him post a 4.4 fWAR season, and in 2022, he...


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