- Notes: Patiño pounds zone; Yarbrough ‘crisp’ - Adam Berry, MLB.com: Rays fans get first game action look at the next big thing in the Rays future rotation.
- It was just 10 pitches, and still just Spring Training with limited cameras and data, but something to watch going forward with Patiño:
Luis Patiño averaged 12.1" of vertical mvmt (vMov) on his 4S in 2020.— Lance Brozdowski (@LanceBroz) March 4, 2021
Eyeballing his mvmt plot from today - looks like 5/7 4S were <12".
Good sign! Maybe conscious fix by TB, maybe Patiño aging out of his natural cut.
Note: in Baseball Savant-land, higher vMov # is LESS vMov. pic.twitter.com/Y1I4VZecEy
- Command was certainly there in his first Rays inning, along with some gas:
- Luis Patino makes striking impression in first Rays outing - Marc Topkin, Tampa Bay Times
- Chris Archer enjoying what’s old and new with Rays - Marc Topkin, Tampa Bay Times: Familiar place but new role being embraced by Archer.
- SP Streamer: The Tampa Bay Rays Rotation w/ Andrea Arcadipane - FantraxHQ: Check out this fantasy focused pod with DRB’s own Andrea talking Rays pitchers!
- State of the AL East: New York Yankees or Tampa Bay Rays? How good are the Boston Red Sox and Toronto Blue Jays? - MLB Insiders, ESPN
- 1-on-1: Joey Wendle went from Golden Ram to Tampa Bay Ray - Matt Leon, KYW Newsradio
- Old friend alert: