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Friday, February 28, 2014

THT: The State and Future of Pitch-Framing Research

I often discuss pitch framing with my colleagues. The most common source of doubt I hear: The numbers don’t pass the sniff test. The infamous Jose Molina has too many smart people crinkling their brows. This is a determination each of us has to make. Can there be a possible 5-win data inefficiency that existed for 100-plus years of baseball history? Can it be possible such a big deal was missed for so long?

We have to ask ourselves: How important is pitch framing and receiving? How important can it be?

Good summary and reference.

villageidiom Posted: February 28, 2014 at 04:48 PM | 50 comment(s)
  Beats: catchers, pitch framing, pitch fx, war

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Fangraphs/Sullivan: The Season’s Wildest Pitches

See, that’s the difference between you and me. You’d like to mock the pitchers for throwing these pitches. I’d like to commend the umpires for getting every call right.

Before we get to the top five, or the bottom five, whichever, it seems prudent to identify the five runners-up:

•Alfredo Figaro to Brandon Barnes on June 18
•Alfredo Simon to Matt Dominguez on September 18
•Rick Porcello to Ryan Doumit on June 14
•Phillippe Aumont to Travis Snider on July 2
•Ian Kennedy to Pablo Sandoval on April 29

All of those pitches were at least 69.4 inches away from the center of the strike zone, which is nearly six feet. One of them was actually more than six feet away. These are five pitches that didn’t make it. I’m not saying there was a lot of bad baseball in 2013, but what bad baseball there was was truly bad indeed.

 

villageidiom Posted: October 22, 2013 at 12:40 PM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: bad pitchers, comedy, gifs, horror movie, pitch framing, pitch fx, pitching, train wrecks

 

 

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