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Monday, February 27, 2012

Josh Beckett Focuses on Pitching to Strengths Rather Than Crunching Numbers (Video)

The Anti-Hearing McCarthy.

Some pitchers like to focus on statistics and tendencies when it comes to trying to get opposing hitters out. Josh Beckett is not one of those pitchers.

While Beckett does do his studying and preparation in advance of starts, the right-hander said that he’s not a “number-crunching guy.” Beckett said he concentrates more on what he can do.

Repoz Posted: February 27, 2012 at 09:28 PM | 2 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: red sox, sabermetrics

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   1. standuptriple Posted: February 28, 2012 at 02:47 PM (#4070411)
So he's still going to lead the league in the "Unofficial Sheriff of Baseball" (USOB+)? Sweet.
   2. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: February 28, 2012 at 05:13 PM (#4070502)
While Beckett does do his studying and preparation in advance of starts, the right-hander said that...

...he likes to study all opposing batsman DURING each at AB, hence the reason why my pacing is glacial when I am on the mound....

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