After months of moving downward, the October strike zone is suddenly rising.
When umpires don’t call balls and strikes the way we expect them to, who suffers?
Last week, we found something odd about the way the league started pitching a slumping Oakland. This week, we might have found the reason.
What does it mean that the league suddenly shifted its pitch selection just as the A’s suddenly shifted into a full-scale meltdown?
Can we figure out which teams are best at preventing injuries?
The bigger strike zone has caused more than just increased strikeouts.
If pitchers are telling us which hitters are especially scary, does that make Pittsburgh’s no. 6 hitter one of next year’s top breakout candidates?
One’s a problem. The other’s not. Hopefully, MLB will note the difference.
Should WAR(P) systems adjust their defensive measures? Okay. Now, which direction?
Can you use the sound of the bat for actual sabermetric research? Heck yes you can.
Examining whether Sveum fixed the swing height problem with the Royals’ offense.
Are injury prone players actually prone to injuries?
And trying to figure out whether we can do it quickly.
Looking at behavior by ball-strike situation reveals one of the ways hitters change most drastically from year to year.
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