GIF: Travis Blackley Morphs Into Wei-Yin Chen … and Back to Himself

This GIF (via FanGraphs) shows us the similarities between Wei-Yin Chen and Athletics LHP Travis Blackley.

FanGraphs explains:

Yesterday, the Orioles’ Wei-Yin Chen and the Athletics’ Travis Blackley — both southpaws — squared off in Baltimore. PitchFx suggests (see links above) that they are very different pitchers in terms of repertoire, pitch movement, and even release point. The GIF below, however, provides an at least anecdotal kinship.

Wei-Yin Chen

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