Ben Lively

Age 28
  • Born 03/01/1992
  • Bats R
  • Team: Free Agents
2019 Statistics
W-L
0-0
IP
1
ERA
27.00
WHIP
3.00
K
1
K%
16.7
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2018
2019
Curveball
44.4% Thrown 74.5 MPH 41.7 CSW%
Four-Seamer
55.6% Thrown 92.4 MPH 40 CSW%

Lively’s curveball has always been a decent pitch, with a 26.3% K rate in 2018 an exponential improvement on a 11.1% number from 2017. Still, the movement numbers on the pitch are low for its type.

GIF made by Ryan Amore. Blurb written by Daniel MacDonald

Lively isn’t a high-velocity pitcher, and a 92.8 average velo on the fastball in 2019 suggests that he simply might not have it in him.

GIF made by Ryan Amore. Blurb written by Daniel MacDonald
2018
2019
Four-Seamer
47.7% Thrown 91.2 MPH
Curveball
26.4% Thrown 75.5 MPH
Two-Seamer
13.4% Thrown 91.7 MPH
Slider
12.5% Thrown 83.6 MPH

The fastball did no favors for Lively, allowing a .380 wOBA. It caused lots of issues as his main offering.

Lively used his curveball as a strike-zone pitch, throwing it there nearly 50% of the time. It’s lack of whiffs (only 8.5% of the time) prevented it from being a plus breaking ball.

Lively’s two-seam fastball sample was quite small this past season, but it was a liability in 2017. The pitch allowed a .409 wOBA that season.

Lively threw only 67 sliders in 2018. It suffered from a bit of a BABIP problem, allowing a .571 BABIP. It did show some whiff ability, recording a 17.9% swinging-strike rate.

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