Braves Chart of the Day: May 1, 2009

Derek Lowe will pitch tonight against Mike Hampton’s bionic arm, so we’ll examine one of the reason’s for Lowe’s career success.  Below is a chart of his batted ball profile for 2009.

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Because of his sinker, Lowe has always been an extreme ground ball pitcher, but this year his GB rate is actually down.  Fortunately for him and for the Braves, his line drive rate is also down, and he’s not giving up long balls.

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