Statcast's most shocking discovery of 2016 was ... Mets rookie pitcher Seth Lugo
Statcast™ showed us a bunch of cool things in 2016. It confirmed that when
"Our biggest takeaway from last year is that
Yes, Seth Lugo, the Mets rookie pitcher who posted a 6.50 ERA in Triple-A before getting called up in July. But his debut got Petriello's attention, thanks to this pitch:
"[That pitch] was the highest spin-rate curveball we've ever tracked," Petriello explained. "It made
That curveball helped Lugo, a 34th-round Draft pick in 2011, finish with a 2.67 ERA in MLB this season. His 3,485-rpm spin rate made him a Statcast™ MVP.
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