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How Orioles' five starters fared in specific pitch counts

A look at how each of the Orioles' projected five starters performed in specific pitch counts last season and in his career, as well as an observation on each pitcher from one major league scout who covers the club.

RHP Chris Tillman

2013

Situation AB H 2B 3B HR K BB Avg. 0-0 count 75 20 4 1 4 - - .267 1-0 count 55 15 4 0 3 - - .273 2-0 count 13 7 2 0 3 - - .538 3-0 count 2 1 0 0 1 - 8 .500 0-1 count 59 14 4 0 1 - - .237 1-1 count 57 29 4 0 5 - - .509 2-1 count 49 13 5 0 2 - - .265 3-1 count 18 5 0 0 3 - 23 .278 0-2 count 60 10 2 0 0 26 - .167 1-2 count 160 26 7 2 4 73 - .163 2-2 count 133 21 3 0 4 53 - .158 3-2 count 83 23 2 0 3 27 37 .277

Career

Situation AB H 2B 3B HR K BB Avg. 0-0 count 164 52 10 1 14 - - .317 1-0 count 144 43 14 0 7 - - .299 2-0 count 54 27 7 0 7 - - .500 3-0 count 4 3 0 0 2 - 32 .750 0-1 count 132 32 8 2 4 - - .242 1-1 count 157 64 12 0 12 - - .408 2-1 count 120 37 8 0 6 - - .308 3-1 count 42 14 2 1 5 - 52 .333 0-2 count 128 23 8 0 0 51 - .180 1-2 count 335 59 13 3 6 131 - .176 2-2 count 314 48 9 2 5 122 - .153 3-2 count 204 53 5 0 6 57 88 .260

A scout's take

"He has really grown in the past year. He has gained a lot of confidence. I think he believes he has the ability to make the big pitch now. In the past, he didn't have that confidence in his stuff. I see him as a No. 3-type, with the possibility of growing into a No. 2."

RHP Ubaldo Jimenez

2013

Situation AB H 2B 3B HR K BB Avg. 0-0 count 65 27 5 0 2 - - .415 1-0 count 47 21 7 1 0 - - .447 2-0 count 15 4 1 0 3 - - .267 3-0 count 1 0 0 0 0 - 14 .000 0-1 count 58 18 5 0 0 - - .310 1-1 count 65 24 4 1 3 - - .369 2-1 count 32 10 0 0 1 - - .313 3-1 count 21 3 2 0 1 - 23 .143 0-2 count 72 12 2 0 2 36 - .167 1-2 count 101 10 3 0 1 57 - .099 2-2 count 126 16 4 0 1 69 - .127 3-2 count 79 18 2 0 2 32 43 .228

Career

Situation AB H 2B 3B HR K BB Avg. 0-0 count 501 170 30 4 22 - - .339 1-0 count 403 139 33 4 8 - - .345 2-0 count 134 41 6 2 4 - - .306 3-0 count 9 3 2 0 0 - 127 .333 0-1 count 450 131 28 3 6 - - .291 1-1 count 460 145 25 7 15 - - .315 2-1 count 274 93 19 4 8 - - .339 3-1 count 155 49 15 1 8 - 176 .316 0-2 count 398 55 9 0 4 218 - .138 1-2 count 659 97 22 3 9 354 - .147 2-2 count 777 106 30 4 11 375 - .136 3-2 count 551 114 21 5 8 225 270 .208

A scout's take

"He's the key for the Orioles this year. If he pitches the way he did in the second half of last year, he is a No. 2 starter or better. If he pitches like he did in the first half of last year, then he is just another guy. You have to wonder what guy is going to show up, and I don't think the Orioles know, either."

LHP Wei-Yin Chen

2013

Situation AB H 2B 3B HR K BB Avg. 0-0 count 58 21 7 0 3 - - .362 1-0 count 25 6 3 0 0 - - .240 2-0 count 20 9 2 0 2 - - .450 3-0 count 0 0 0 0 0 - 10 - 0-1 count 61 20 4 1 2 - - .328 1-1 count 49 20 4 0 1 - - .408 2-1 count 40 14 1 0 2 - - .350 3-1 count 13 6 2 0 1 - 12 .462 0-2 count 63 12 3 0 1 28 - .190 1-2 count 81 11 3 0 1 31 - .136 2-2 count 69 12 3 0 3 27 - .174 3-2 count 44 11 3 0 1 18 17 .250

Career

Situation AB H 2B 3B HR K BB Avg. 0-0 count 137 47 11 0 8 - - .343 1-0 count 77 29 8 0 4 - - .377 2-0 count 35 15 2 0 4 - - .429 3-0 count 2 1 0 0 0 - 27 .500 0-1 count 130 37 8 1 4 - - .285 1-1 count 133 50 12 0 6 - - .376 2-1 count 70 20 3 0 3 - - .286 3-1 count 34 12 2 0 3 - 23 .353 0-2 count 154 27 4 1 4 68 - .175 1-2 count 221 36 4 2 4 91 - .163 2-2 count 169 28 9 0 4 61 - .166 3-2 count 104 26 6 1 2 38 46 .250

A scout's take

"The biggest thing for pitchers is endurance and how you finish up. The past two years should have helped Chen. He knows how long the season is now, and hopefully his body will be able to respond and have better endurance down the stretch. I like Chen, but he hasn't finished strong the past couple of years. I've seen him at 93 [mph] this spring, so maybe he is a little stronger."

RHP Miguel Gonzalez

2013

Situation AB H 2B 3B HR K BB Avg. 0-0 count 78 23 4 0 6 - - .295 1-0 count 47 13 3 0 2 - - .277 2-0 count 21 8 3 0 2 - - .381 3-0 count 2 0 0 0 0 - 12 .000 0-1 count 75 21 7 0 2 - - .280 1-1 count 57 16 1 0 3 - - .281 2-1 count 36 15 2 1 1 - - .417 3-1 count 19 4 1 0 1 - 13 .211 0-2 count 56 8 1 0 1 23 - .143 1-2 count 109 23 6 0 2 34 - .211 2-2 count 97 14 1 1 2 41 - .144 3-2 count 50 12 3 1 2 22 28 .240

Career

Situation AB H 2B 3B HR K BB Avg. 0-0 count 123 37 9 0 10 - - .301 1-0 count 71 22 4 0 4 - - .310 2-0 count 26 9 3 0 2 - - .346 3-0 count 3 0 0 0 0 - 18 .000 0-1 count 118 30 10 0 2 - - .254 1-1 count 92 25 2 0 3 - - .272 2-1 count 50 21 2 1 2 - - .420 3-1 count 25 6 1 0 2 - 24 .240 0-2 count 97 11 2 0 1 39 - .113 1-2 count 181 39 11 0 2 55 - .215 2-2 count 175 29 2 1 6 76 - .166 3-2 count 77 20 5 2 3 27 46 .260

A scout's take

"I like his sneaky fastball. To me, he is a classic No. 4. When I watch him pitch, he is one of those guys who have been able to make a big pitch when he has to. He pitches better than what his stuff is. I really like his makeup."

RHP Bud Norris

2013

Situation AB H 2B 3B HR K BB Avg. 0-0 count 93 30 5 0 5 - - .323 1-0 count 40 13 3 0 0 - - .325 2-0 count 19 10 2 0 3 - - .526 3-0 count 1 0 0 0 0 - 10 .000 0-1 count 64 25 6 1 3 - - .391 1-1 count 62 22 5 0 1 - - .355 2-1 count 36 17 2 1 0 - - .472 3-1 count 13 4 0 0 0 - 18 .308 0-2 count 81 13 4 0 2 38 - .160 1-2 count 99 23 3 2 0 48 - .232 2-2 count 106 21 5 1 1 35 - .198 3-2 count 78 18 5 0 2 26 39 .231

Career

Situation AB H 2B 3B HR K BB Avg. 0-0 count 337 117 22 1 18 - - .347 1-0 count 185 57 12 1 6 - - .308 2-0 count 89 38 6 0 7 - - .427 3-0 count 8 6 1 0 1 - 57 .750 0-1 count 253 80 17 2 10 - - .316 1-1 count 271 91 20 2 9 - - .336 2-1 count 140 55 11 2 9 - - .393 3-1 count 61 23 4 0 3 - 101 .377 0-2 count 296 54 8 0 9 147 - .182 1-2 count 456 73 14 2 6 233 - .160 2-2 count 458 96 25 3 8 201 - .210 3-2 count 302 58 16 0 5 119 147 .192

A scout's take

"He may have more value to the Orioles in the bullpen later in the year when they get some of their injured pitchers back. He has a questionable angle to the plate, and I haven't seen him get his breaking ball over consistently. I just see him as a No. 5 starter, but if he is able to fire away for one inning at a time, he might be a different guy."

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