Mastering the Knuckleball

This is just one of the many charts in a cool look at R.A. Dickey’s knuckleball from Beyond the Box Score. The article compares Dickey’s knuckler to Tim Wakefield’s, and answers why Dickey has been more successful this season. As you can see above, his ability to change speeds with the pitch probably has something to do with it. Check it out if you’re into heat maps.

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