Corey Kluber is becoming a bit of a folk hero. The kind folks at FanGraphs have been loving the Cleveland Indians’ starter as of late, as evidenced by some of the links in recent While We’re Waiting… posts. But in the event you haven’t had the chance to see some of their work, we have isolated several of the gif files that depict just how filthy the movement has been on some of the pitches thrown by Kluber over his last two starts.
First, a huge, belt-to-back-foot cuveball against the Texas Rangers in Arlington:
How about a two-seamer against Washinton’s Adam LaRoche, complete with some flames from the FSO/STO graphics department?
A slider to the well-paid Jayson Werth?
And finally, another curveball. This time, the victim is Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond who attempts to blame his bat following the swing.
Kluber’s fastball regularly sits around 93 miles per hour, touching 96 and 97 at times. He’s been countering this with a slider that has been known to dip down to 85, and a change-up that comes in (at times) around 82. If his last two starts have been any indication, opposing batters are going to be kept guessing every time this kid takes to the hill.