Buc-ing a trend

MLB_Sinkers_2010-2015_PiratesData via Baseball Savant

While hurlers across MLB have been throwing fewer sinkers in recent years, the Pirates have increased their usage of the pitch. Per MLBAM’s classifications, 37% of Pittsburgh’s pitches were sinkers (including two-seam fastballs) in 2014, eight percentage points ahead of any other team. The Bucs have ticked down to 35% so far in 2015 (and been surpassed by Oakland), but they are still among the league’s leaders in sinkers.

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