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He also likes looking at first-pitch strike percentage and strikeout rates, but would rather see fewer base runners than more strikeouts.
...Mentioning some advanced statistics to pitching coach Steve McCatty results in obscenities. He has a number of preferred statistics: the percentage of strikes thrown, hits per nine innings, walks per nine innings, and strikeout-to-walk ratio. He also likes looking at first-pitch strike percentage and strikeout rates, but would rather see fewer base runners than more strikeouts.
A player’s batting average with runners in scoring position, known in shorthand as average with RISP, is a telling statistic for Desmond.
“I’m a character-type guy so if you have a guy with really high average but terrible with runners in scoring position, it kinda gives you a little reading on the person.”
Makes sense to me- there's no reason actual players should worry about advanced metrics.
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