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How Halladay, Lincecum get it done

Using pitch f/x graphs to break down the magic of the NL aces

Originally Published: October 5, 2010
By Albert Lyu | FanGraphs

In case you haven't heard, some folks are calling this the year of the pitcher. And the National League playoff will feature some of the best arms in the game, including Roy Halladay, Tim Lincecum, Tim Hudson, Aroldis Chapman and others.

Using Pitch f/x data -- you can find out more about that here -- we decided to take a look at these four hurlers and break down what makes them so nasty.

Halladay's cutter


For the full breakdown here, with charts and pitch f/x data, you need to be an ESPN Insider.