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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

MLB Hitters Explain Why They Can’t Just Beat The Shift

Or…won’t.

CC: Scott Boras

ESPN.com recently asked three lefty hitters who face varying percentages of shifts for their takes on the state of affairs. How do they try to attack defensive shifts, and do they think MLB can take any steps to address the problem—if there is, indeed, a problem?

Those hitters include Daniel Murphy, Kyle Seager, and Matt Carpenter.

Bote Man the walk-off king Posted: July 11, 2018 at 02:23 PM | 89 comment(s)
  Beats: hitting, shifts, strategy

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Behind-the-scenes role suiting Diamondbacks pitching strategist Dan Haren

IRVINE, Calif. – Dan Haren sits back in his office chair and opens a program on his computer. On the screen is an image of a hitter. Next to him are hot zones and cold zones accompanied by dropdown menus and situational stats. Haren toggles through them quickly. He is in his element.
He’s looking for an area of the strike zone where a Diamondbacks pitcher can throw a fastball to a particular hitter. He’s having no luck.
“This is ridiculous,” he said, asking that the names of the hitter and pitcher not be revealed. “Most hitters are not like this. He’s basically going to have to flood him with curveballs.”

Very neat article about @ithrow88

shoewizard Posted: May 02, 2018 at 10:42 AM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: dan haren, diamondbacks, pitching, strategy

 

 

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