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Friendly Pitches to Casper Wells

Casper Wells of the Seattle Mariners hit his sixth home run in his 15th game since joining the team on July 31st.  Casper likes to hit pitches down and away for home runs:

Casper Wells home runs, career through Aug. 20, 2011.Since he joined the Mariners, guess where pitchers are concentrating their strikes?

Casper Wells, pitch frequency, with the Seattle Mariners, 2011.Fast balls up seem to be the way to limit Casper's power:

Casper Wells, in play slugging, career vs. fastballs.At some point pitchers will figure out that working Wells away leads to bad results.  We'll see what happens when they start busting him up and in.

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