A detailed look at Colby Lewis' slider

June, 22, 2011
6/22/11
2:54
PM CT
ESPN Stats & Information's Courtenay Harris put together an interesting blog on Colby Lewis' slider, complete with heat maps.

The bottom line: Lewis' slider location was solid on May 16 when he shut out the White Sox. And when he's had success this year, most of it is because of his ability utilize the slider to both right-handed and left-handed hitters.

But take a look at Harris' numbers. They are very telling. (And those heat maps are really cool, too.)
Richard Durrett joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009. He writes about colleges, the Dallas Stars and the Texas Rangers. Richard spent nine years at The Dallas Morning News covering the Rangers, Stars, colleges, motorsports and high schools.

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BA LEADER
Leonys Martin
BA HR RBI R
.315 1 9 4
OTHER LEADERS
HRR. Chirinos 2
RBIL. Martin 9
RE. Andrus 11
OPSS. Choo .827
WM. Perez 3
ERAY. Darvish 0.82
SOY. Darvish 23