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Friday, September 04, 2015

Harper’s Impressive Plate Discipline Put In Historical Context

Will Bryce ever see another pitch in the strike zone??

Bryce Harper made headlines on Thursday night with a spectacular score line — zero at-bats, zero hits, four runs, one RBI and four walks.

He saw 20 pitches in Washington’s 15-1 drubbing of Atlanta and didn’t swing once, as his walk total climbed to 104 for the year – second to only Cincinnati’s Joey Votto (116).

Bote Man Posted: September 04, 2015 at 04:17 PM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: bryce harper, great baseball players, hitting, mvp, nationals, plate discipline, strike zone

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Fangraphs: Different Aging Curves for Different Strikeout Profiles.

Players that strikeout more than league average still peak earlier than players that strike out less than league average, but in this more current population of players, players that strikeout more than league average peak very early—their age 21 season. This information would reciprocate the sentiment that has been conveyed through recent work that suggests that the aging curve has changed to the point that players peak almost as soon as when they enter the league.

Enjoy your Kris Bryant while you have him.

Infinite Yost (Voxter) Posted: April 26, 2015 at 02:56 PM | 29 comment(s)
  Beats: aging, hitting, sabermetrics, strikeouts



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