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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

MLB’s Three-Batter Minimum Rule Change Will Imperil the Lefty Specialist

Here’s how much A’s reliever Ryan Buchter hates MLB’s proposed three-batter minimum for pitchers, which is set to take effect for the 2020 season. His plan, he says on a late February morning in Oakland’s spring training camp, is to send a photo of his two-year-old daughter, Ella, to the commissioner’s office with a simple message: “You’re taking food out of her mouth.”

“It’s stupid,” Buchter says of the new rule. “A manager has to bring me into a game to face three hitters even if a guy has a great career average against me. You’re telling me I have to face him now because the commissioner wants to put a rule in that supposedly speeds up the game? I spent 10 years in the minors trying to fight my way to get here, and now that I’m finally here, I’ve got a guy telling me I might not stay long because of a rule change.”

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   1. Jose is an Absurd Time Cube Posted: March 27, 2019 at 01:52 PM (#5825746)
Hey Ryan, if you can't get batters out you shouldn't be an MLB pichter.
   2. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: March 27, 2019 at 01:57 PM (#5825748)
Hey Ryan, if you can't get batters out you shouldn't be an MLB pichter.

Yup. Some other guy with 3 kids will get his job.
   3. SoSH U at work Posted: March 27, 2019 at 01:58 PM (#5825749)
Yup. Some other guy with 3 kids will get his job.


And maybe his wife.

   4. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: March 27, 2019 at 01:58 PM (#5825750)
"Daddy, why can't you get righties out?? I'm hungry!!"
   5. . Posted: March 27, 2019 at 02:10 PM (#5825756)
Here’s how much A’s reliever Ryan Buchter hates MLB’s proposed three-batter minimum for pitchers, which is set to take effect for the 2020 season. His plan, he says on a late February morning in Oakland’s spring training camp, is to send a photo of his two-year-old daughter, Ella, to the commissioner’s office with a simple message: “You’re taking food out of her mouth.”


The world needs ditch diggers, too.
   6. nick swisher hygiene Posted: March 27, 2019 at 02:14 PM (#5825761)
Career to date (may be incomplete) $3,019,700
   7. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: March 27, 2019 at 02:36 PM (#5825770)
And maybe his wife.


I don't think any MLB pitchers are going to lose jobs to their wives. Casey Daigle would be the closest to that possibility.
   8. Blastin Posted: March 27, 2019 at 02:43 PM (#5825779)
Yup. Some other guy with 3 kids will get his job.


Be better, Ryan.
   9. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: March 27, 2019 at 02:43 PM (#5825780)
I don't think any MLB pitchers are going to lose jobs to their wives. Casey Daigle would be the closest to that possibility.

While I would typically rush to the defense of one of the few major leaguers my high school has produced, in this case I should probably co-sign.

And as for the OP, yeah that's not a bug, it's a feature.
   10. Khrushin it bro Posted: March 27, 2019 at 03:19 PM (#5825804)
Buchter is on the chopping block!
   11. bobm Posted: March 27, 2019 at 03:55 PM (#5825837)
From 1998 to 2018, as Reliever, (requiring BF<=2), sorted by greatest Performances matching selected criteria in a Season

                              
Rk   Year            #Matching
1    2015      2585 Ind. Games
                              
2    2012      2460 Ind. Games
                              
3    2014      2384 Ind. Games
                              
4    2018      2302 Ind. Games
                              
5    2013      2292 Ind. Games
                              
6    2010      2273 Ind. Games
                              
7    2016      2263 Ind. Games
                              
8    2011      2251 Ind. Games
                              
9    2017      2216 Ind. Games
                              
10   2007      2213 Ind. Games
                              
11   2009      2196 Ind. Games
                              
12   2005      2066 Ind. Games
                              
13   2006      2056 Ind. Games
                              
14   2008      2055 Ind. Games
                              
15   2004      1992 Ind. Games
                              
16   2001      1987 Ind. Games
                              
17   2003      1968 Ind. Games
                              
18   2002      1947 Ind. Games
                              
19   1999      1895 Ind. Games
                              
20   1998      1875 Ind. Games
                              
21   2000      1778 Ind. Games


Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 3/27/2019.
   12. bobm Posted: March 27, 2019 at 03:56 PM (#5825838)
From 1998 to 2018, as Reliever, (requiring BF<=1), sorted by greatest Performances matching selected criteria in a Season

                              
Rk   Year            #Matching
1    2015      1410 Ind. Games
                              
2    2012      1335 Ind. Games
                              
3    2014      1272 Ind. Games
                              
4    2011      1230 Ind. Games
                              
5    2016      1188 Ind. Games
                              
6    2007      1175 Ind. Games
                              
7    2010      1170 Ind. Games
                              
8    2013      1168 Ind. Games
                              
9    2018      1159 Ind. Games
                              
10   2006      1131 Ind. Games
                              
11   2009      1130 Ind. Games
                              
12   2017      1125 Ind. Games
                              
13   2008      1085 Ind. Games
                              
14   2005      1051 Ind. Games
                              
15   2001      1041 Ind. Games
                              
16   2004      1035 Ind. Games
                              
17   2003      1005 Ind. Games
                              
18   2002      1000 Ind. Games
                              
19   1999       991 Ind. Games
                              
20   1998       987 Ind. Games
                              
21   2000       978 Ind. Games


Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 3/27/2019.
   13. cardsfanboy Posted: March 27, 2019 at 06:21 PM (#5825907)
I hate this rule personally, but complaining about it is not going to endear you to your potential employers or fans.
   14. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: March 27, 2019 at 06:26 PM (#5825908)
From 1998 to 2018, as Reliever, (requiring BF<=1),

Curious how this compares to say 1988, 1978, 1968, etc.
   15. cardsfanboy Posted: March 27, 2019 at 06:43 PM (#5825910)
Curious how this compares to say 1988, 1978, 1968, etc.

Rk   Year            #Matching
1    1998       987 IndGames
2    1997       945 Ind
Games
3    1996       882 Ind
Games
4    1995       856 Ind
Games
5    1994       694 Ind
Games
6    1993       920 Ind
Games                             
7    1992       784 Ind
Games                              
8    1991       623 Ind
Games                              
9    1990       589 Ind
Games                             
10   1989       515 Ind
Games                              
11   1988       505 Ind
Games
12   1987       538 Ind
Games                             
13   1986       508 Ind
Games                              
14   1985       457 Ind
Games                              
15   1984       396 Ind
Games
16   1983       464 Ind
Games                              
17   1982       479 Ind
Games                        
18   1981       349 Ind
Games
19   1980       466 Ind
Games                             
20   1979       445 Ind
Games                             
21   1978       387 Ind
Games
22   1977       411 Ind
Games                             
23   1976       358 Ind
Games
24   1975       390 Ind
Games                              
25   1974       380 Ind
Games                              
26   1973       379 Ind
Games                             
27   1972       363 Ind
Games
28   1971       422 Ind
Games                              
29   1970       505 Ind
Games                              
30   1969       464 Ind
Games
31   1968       380 Ind
Games 
   16. cardsfanboy Posted: March 27, 2019 at 06:48 PM (#5825911)
1968 there were 20 teams, that works out to an average of 19 one batter faced per team per year... 1998 it's up to 31.5 or so per year... roughly going from it happening 3 times a month to 5 times a month. In today's game teams average 47 per year so roughly a little less than 8 times a month.
   17. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: March 27, 2019 at 07:11 PM (#5825918)
I hate this rule personally,

Why? You like LOOGYs and ROOGYs? You like mid-inning pitching changes?
   18. cardsfanboy Posted: March 27, 2019 at 07:17 PM (#5825921)
Why? You like LOOGYs and ROOGYs? You like mid-inning pitching changes?


I like rules that don't force managers to act a certain way.
you have roster construction, that should be the limit that the rules impose. This rule doesn't eliminate mid inning pitching changes in the slightest, it basically eliminates quality tactics.

Outside of September, multiple mid inning pitching changes isn't really a thing.
   19. Colin Posted: March 27, 2019 at 09:16 PM (#5825940)
For his career Buchter has held lefties to a 554 OPS and righties to 664. Yeah, righties crushed him last year, but prior to that he was pretty damn good against them.
   20. Eric J can SABER all he wants to Posted: March 27, 2019 at 10:02 PM (#5825950)
I like rules that don't force managers to act a certain way.
you have roster construction, that should be the limit that the rules impose. This rule doesn't eliminate mid inning pitching changes in the slightest, it basically eliminates quality tactics.


All substitution rules force managers to act a certain way. The rules currently say that a pitcher has to face at least one batter; if the opposing manager pinch hits, the manager is forced to let his new reliever pitch to the new hitter. There's a rule against alternating between the same two left- and right-handed pitchers, with the other guy switching to the outfield. There's a rule against filling the DH slot with a starting pitcher who isn't going today and the pinch hitting for him in his first at bat, just in case the opposing starter gets chased before your DH slot comes up.

(I'm not necessarily addressing this particular rule here; I would probably approach this issue differently.)
   21. DanG Posted: March 27, 2019 at 10:33 PM (#5825953)
Top LOOGYs in 2018, ranked by OPS+ allowed:

Player         OPSERAWAR WPA/LI  G   IP Age  Tm
Oliver Perez     14  316 1.3  1.330 51 32.1  36 CLE
Jace Fry         58   96 0.1  0.652 59 51.1  24 CHW
Tony Sipp        63  218 1.3  1.114 54 38.2  34 HOU
Jonny Venters    63  113 0.3  0.553 50 34.1  33 TOT
Xavier Cedeno    66  175 0.9  0.633 48 33.1  31 TOT
Jose Alvarez     70  154 1.4  0.866 76 63.0  29 LAA
Andrew Chafin    70  140 0.9  0.421 77 49.1  28 ARI
Ryan Buchter     78  152 0.4  0.711 54 39.1  31 OAK
Justin Wilson    86  124 0.7  0.557 71 54.2  30 CHC
Scott Alexander  88  106 0.3  0.695 73 66.0  28 LAD 

For 2018, Throws LH, (requiring ERA+>=88, WAR>=-.5, WPA/LI>=-.6, G>=31, G>=1.1*IP, At least 80% games in relief and At least 20 Innings Pitched), sorted by greatest Adjusted OPS+
   22. DanG Posted: March 27, 2019 at 10:39 PM (#5825954)
Top ROOGYs in 2018, ranked by OPS+ allowed:

Player          OPSERAWAR WPA/LI  G   IP Age  Tm
Brandon Morrow    52  294 1.4  0.680 35 30.2  33 CHC
Carl Edwards Jr
.  60  166 1.3  0.526 58 52.0  26 CHC
Steve Cishek      61  197 2.3  1.170 80 70.1  32 CHC
Yoshihisa Hirano  66  178 1.3  0.870 75 66.1  34 ARI
Shawn Kelley      66  145 1.1  0.952 54 49.0  34 TOT
Edubray Ramos     67  180 1.3  0.475 52 42.2  25 PHI
Chaz Roe          75  117 0.6  0.739 61 50.1  31 TBR
Joe Smith         78  108 0.4  0.545 56 45.2  34 HOU
Dan Winkler       80  118 0.2  0.561 69 60.1  28 ATL
Joe Kelly         81  100 0.5  0.357 73 65.2  30 BOS 

For 2018, Throws RH, (requiring ERA+>=88, WAR>=-.4, WPA/LI>=-.4, G>=31, G>=1.1*IP, At least 80% games in relief and At least 20 Innings Pitched), sorted by greatest Adjusted OPS+
   23. Walt Davis Posted: March 27, 2019 at 11:37 PM (#5825963)
Curious how this compares to say 1988, 1978, 1968, etc.

Just remember ... that is one BF ... not mid-inning changes. Mid-inning changes were pretty rampant back in the day, they are what made firemen firemen. In Gossage's incredible 1975, only twice out of 62 times did he enter without men on base and one of those was after Kaat had given up a 2-run HR to cut the lead to two runs (so it was a mid-inning change). That's 61 mid-inning changes out of one guy in one season. When he went to the Pirates, they were more likely to use him to start the inning but still at least 38 of his 72 appearances in 1977 were mid-inning (36 with men on base). In 78 with the Yanks, looks like 36 of 63.

Sutter 77 was 36 of 62. Fingers 77 was 33 of 78. For the fairly modern 1975 Reds pen, it was Borbon for 21 of 75, Eastwick 31 of 66, Carroll 21 of 54 and McEnaney 39 of 70. (Those are mid-inning entries.) Borbon had 5 appearances of 2 BF or fewer, Eastwick had 9, Carroll had 7 and McEnaney had 16.

Those 4 Reds pitchers covered 402 innings -- to a great extent, the main change is that those 4 guys are now 6 guys but they are covering mostly the same innings/scenarios (i.e. mid to high leverage, late). (In his 125 IP, Borbon picked up a fair number of low-leverage innings too.)
   24. Walt Davis Posted: March 27, 2019 at 11:53 PM (#5825966)
#22: Not that it matters much but Morrow was the closer. His IP<G primarily because 5(!) times Maddon brought him in mid-9th with a 4-run lead after other Cub relievers had put two guys on base (i.e. it had become a save situation). He closed out all 5 saves, giving up the inherited runners in just one of the appearances. There was also opening day 17 innings against the Marlins when he entered b17 with 2 men on and gave up the winner. Anyway, his had nothing to do with being a ROOGy. Cishek and Edwards were sometimes used as ROOGys.
   25. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: March 28, 2019 at 09:20 AM (#5825990)
Mid-inning changes were pretty rampant back in the day, they are what made firemen firemen.

Agreed. The difference then being the fireman was there to put out the fire... not to face one batter then get pulled for another mid-inning pitching change so the defense can reclaim the platoon advantage.
   26. jmurph Posted: March 28, 2019 at 09:41 AM (#5825998)
This rule doesn't eliminate mid inning pitching changes in the slightest

Yeah this is an important point. The starter getting yanked at 5 2/3 because he ran into trouble will still require a mid-inning pitching change. Nothing is changing that, and that's the actual thing that slows the game down. Only now it also sort of encourages a 2nd mid-inning pitching change the following inning, rather than going to the one out guy to finish the 6th, followed by a new reliever to start the 7th. Now will some of those turn into 1 1/3 inning relief appearances? Sure, probably. I'm still unconvinced this is even remotely necessary.
   27. Sunday silence Posted: March 28, 2019 at 09:47 AM (#5826005)
NVM. I thought it said "lefty socialist."

I'll shut up now.
   28. cardsfanboy Posted: March 28, 2019 at 10:20 AM (#5826023)
Only now it also sort of encourages a 2nd mid-inning pitching change the following inning, rather than going to the one out guy to finish the 6th, followed by a new reliever to start the 7th.



The actual rule is three batters or finish the half inning, this doesn't prevent a team from bringing in a guy to start the next inning even if he only faced one batter.
   29. puck Posted: March 28, 2019 at 10:27 AM (#5826026)
Which relievers had the most 1 and 2 batter appearances in 2018?

Looks like Buchter had 19 (12 one-batter, 7 two-batter).
   30. PreservedFish Posted: March 28, 2019 at 10:36 AM (#5826030)
In Gossage's incredible 1975, only twice out of 62 times did he enter without men on base


That's extraordinary. His WPA of 6.94 hasn't been topped since Pedro in 2000.

Sometimes it's argued that closer usage is actually surprisingly close to the ideal hypothetical "ace reliever" usage pattern, as far as maximizing leverage goes. But man, that's something.

Gossage' 83 season has the highest gmLI of all time. Whatever that is.
   31. cardsfanboy Posted: March 28, 2019 at 10:45 AM (#5826038)
Which relievers had the most 1 and 2 batter appearances in 2018?

Looks like Buchter had 19 (12 one-batter, 7 two-batter).


Link
Rk          Player Year        #Matching  ERA   IP
1    Andrew Chafin 2018    35 IndGames 3.18 11.1
2     Oliver Perez 2018    33 Ind
Games 1.38 13.0
3         Tim Hill 2018    31 Ind
Games 2.25 12.0
4      Luis Avilan 2018    30 Ind
Games 1.50 12.0
5    Jerry Blevins 2018    27 Ind
Games 5.14  7.0
6      Adam Morgan 2018    25 Ind
Games 1.93  9.1
7    Justin Wilson 2018    23 Ind
Games 4.32  8.1
8        Tony Sipp 2018    23 Ind
Games 2.00  9.0
9     Dan Jennings 2018    23 Ind
Games 4.91  7.1
10     Sammy Solis 2018    22 Ind
Games 7.56  8.1
11    Steve Cishek 2018    21 Ind
Games 0.00  8.1
12    Jose Alvarez 2018    21 Ind
Games 1.17  7.2
13   Jonny Venters 2018    20 Ind
Games 4.05  6.2
14   Daniel Stumpf 2018    20 Ind
Games 3.68  7.1
15     Tyler Olson 2018    20 Ind
Games 4.91  7.1
16       Zach Duke 2018    20 Ind
Games 3.18  5.2
17   Taylor Rogers 2018    19 Ind
Games 4.32  8.1
18      Aaron Loup 2018    19 Ind
Games 5.40  5.0
19     Sam Freeman 2018    19 Ind
Games 1.17  7.2
20     Tim Collins 2018    19 Ind
Games 1.42  6.1
21    Ryan Buchter 2018    19 Ind
Games 4.50  6.0 
   32. bobm Posted: March 28, 2019 at 10:47 AM (#5826041)
NM - Coke to CFB
   33. jmurph Posted: March 28, 2019 at 10:48 AM (#5826046)
The actual rule is three batters or finish the half inning, this doesn't prevent a team from bringing in a guy to start the next inning even if he only faced one batter.

Are you ####### kidding me? How have I missed that? I'm now prepared to do a rare thing on the internet, particularly here, and completely change my mind on this. This rule is mostly fine. I still don't like it, and think it's unnecessary, but I had completely missed that obviously important detail previously, and that really changes a lot for me.

In summary, I'm a dumb.
   34. . Posted: March 28, 2019 at 10:49 AM (#5826048)
Rk Player #Matching
1 Andrew Chafin 35 Ind. Games

2 Oliver Perez 33 Ind. Games

3 Tim Hill 31 Ind. Games

4 Luis Avilan 30 Ind. Games

5 Jerry Blevins 27 Ind. Games

6 Adam Morgan 25 Ind. Games

7 Justin Wilson 23 Ind. Games
8 Tony Sipp 23 Ind. Games

9 Sammy Solis 22 Ind. Games
10 Dan Jennings 22 Ind. Games

11 Steve Cishek 21 Ind. Games
12 Jose Alvarez 21 Ind. Games

13 Jonny Venters 20 Ind. Games
14 Daniel Stumpf 20 Ind. Games
15 Tyler Olson 20 Ind. Games
16 Zach Duke 20 Ind. Games

17 Taylor Rogers 19 Ind. Games
18 Aaron Loup 19 Ind. Games
19 Sam Freeman 19 Ind. Games
20 Tim Collins 19 Ind. Games
21 Ryan Buchter 19 Ind. Games

22 Xavier Cedeno 18 Ind. Games

23 James Pazos 17 Ind. Games
24 Luis Garcia 17 Ind. Games
25 Brian Duensing 17 Ind. Games


History's worst monsters.
   35. bobm Posted: March 28, 2019 at 10:59 AM (#5826057)
Mid-inning changes were pretty rampant back in the day, they are what made firemen firemen.

To be clear with respect to "pretty rampant", the rate of mid-inning pitching changes rose by 25% between 1975 and 2013 versus 327% for start-of-inning pitching changes over that same time period.
   36. David Nieporent (now, with children) Posted: March 28, 2019 at 11:39 AM (#5826086)

In summary, I'm a dumb.
I won't argue with you. But I also missed that provision.
   37. PreservedFish Posted: March 28, 2019 at 11:46 AM (#5826092)
If a pitcher comes in with 2 outs, and finishes the half-inning, can he then be removed after only one batter in the next inning?
   38. Nasty Nate Posted: March 28, 2019 at 11:54 AM (#5826096)
I haven't been following this closely. Are they floating the idea of a 3-batter minimum so that they can eventually compromise and end up on a 2-batter minimum? If not, why wouldn't they start with a change to a 2-batter minimum?
   39. SoSH U at work Posted: March 28, 2019 at 11:55 AM (#5826098)

If a pitcher comes in with 2 outs, and finishes the half-inning, can he then be removed after only one batter in the next inning?


I don't see why he wouldn't be able to.
   40. Misirlou gave her his Vincent to ride Posted: March 28, 2019 at 11:56 AM (#5826100)
If a pitcher comes in with 2 outs, and finishes the half-inning, can he then be removed after only one batter in the next inning?


Yes. It kind of has to be that way. Otherwise, you would be prevented from pinch hitting for him.
   41. Lassus Posted: March 28, 2019 at 12:01 PM (#5826103)
Credit to #4, good one.
   42. SoSH U at work Posted: March 28, 2019 at 12:14 PM (#5826117)
Yes. It kind of has to be that way. Otherwise, you would be prevented from pinch hitting for him.


No, he's asking if you decide to start him the next inning, would the three-batter minimum go back into effect?

   43. jmurph Posted: March 28, 2019 at 12:18 PM (#5826123)
I won't argue with you. But I also missed that provision.

Ha, thanks for your support in this difficult time.
   44. Greg Pope Posted: March 28, 2019 at 12:23 PM (#5826127)
No, he's asking if you decide to start him the next inning, would the three-batter minimum go back into effect?

Also, does the minimum only apply to mid-inning pitching changes, or is it generic for all pitchers? If the starter goes 6 and you bring in a new guy to start the 7th, does that guy need to face 3 batters?
   45. jmurph Posted: March 28, 2019 at 12:26 PM (#5826131)
If the starter goes 6 and you bring in a new guy to start the 7th, does that guy need to face 3 batters?

I think that's a clear yes as I read it. All pitchers have to pitch to at least three batters or finish the inning.
   46. PreservedFish Posted: March 28, 2019 at 12:27 PM (#5826133)
No, he's asking if you decide to start him the next inning, would the three-batter minimum go back into effect?

Right, that's what I'm asking. I presume you can take him out whenever you want, as long as he's finished a half-inning.
   47. Greg Pope Posted: March 28, 2019 at 12:28 PM (#5826134)
I found this:

The Office of the Commissioner will implement an amended Official Baseball Rule 5.10(g) requiring that starting pitchers and relief pitchers must pitch to either a minimum of three batters or the end of a half-inning (with exceptions for incapacitating injury or illness). The Players Association has agreed that it will not grieve or otherwise challenge the Office of the Commissioner’s implementation


I don't know if the rule will be more specific than this. But my reading of this is that once the inning is over, there is no more restriction. They either need to pitch to 3 batters or the end of the half-inning. So the guy who comes in and faces one batter and gets the out to end the inning, has satisfied the requirement. He can pitch to one batter the next inning and be removed.

It also addresses my question of starting an inning. Even the guy who comes in to start a fresh inning will have the 3-batter requirement. If the rule is written as shown here.
   48. Ziggy is done with Dominican discotheques Posted: March 28, 2019 at 02:05 PM (#5826222)
that does... not much.

Just tell them to leave the ************ batting gloves alone between pitches.

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