Know your Rays: relievers' pitch movement (Sunday)

J. Meric

A very fun game.

Previous answers: Tuesday (Jake McGee); Wednesday (Brandon Gomes); Thursday (Juan Carlos Oviedo); Friday (Heath Bell)

Saturday: Everyone who answered, including BeantownRaysFan and BossmanJunior333, correctly identified the mystery reliever yesterday. It was Grant Balfour. Let's look at the chart again. This was Balfour in 2013.

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via pitchfx.texasleaguers.com

And this was Balfour in his breakout 2008 with the Rays.

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via pitchfx.texasleaguers.com

That was a truly dominant rising fastball, averaging nearly 95 mph, but Balfour's transformation into a balanced pitcher has made up for the regression of his fastball.

For today's puzzle, I'm anticipating a bunch of correct answers and a tied game, so I'm including a tiebreaker, to be used only if needed. The first chart is a current Rays reliever. The second chart is one year from a former reliever. Identify both.

Current Rays reliever:

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via pitchfx.texasleaguers.com

Former Rays reliever:

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via pitchfx.texasleaguers.com

Can you name both?

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