Silva’s pitch distribution so far
It has been noted throughout the blogosphere that Silva has thrown roughly 85 percent fastballs this year. That is not a surprise. It realIy shouldn’t be, because he’s a sinkerball specialist and a sinker is a variation of the fastball. At least, that’s how it gets measured. As a fastball.
I don’t know who’s claiming he throws 85% straight fastballs. But it’s identified/measured/whatever as a “sinker”.