11:01 AM - July 18, 2012 by MMChrisS
Kenley Jansenís 2-seam fastball
During his career, Kenley Jansen has struck out nearly 15 batters per inning. Thatís more than two K/9 better than the all-time record, held by Rob Dibble. Jansenís 2-seamer isnít the highest-rated pitch in the game by a longshot, but given Jansenís other ratings, the whole is more than the sum of its parts. The pitch breaks across the strike zone and in against right-handed hitters, and more often than not, theyíll flail away and miss. In real life, itís Jansenís cutter than he uses to put away batters, but itís the 2-seam that gets the job done in-game.