Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Sullivan: Felix Hernandez And Pitch-Receiving And So On

The Mariners have been below-average at pitch-receiving. And among those same Mariners, Felix’s results are still worse than the team mean. Many calls have been missed with Felix on the mound. A fraction of those calls were because the catcher or umpire did something wrong. The remainder of those calls were because the catcher or umpire did something wrong, and also the pitch was particularly insane. You can only blame the catcher and umpire so much. Felix might throw a few more strikes with an automated strike zone, but that’s not what we’ve got, and it’s not like this is a phenomenon that’s preventing Felix from being one of the best pitchers in the world. Felix is one of the best pitchers in the world!

Of note: between 2008-2010, Felix was about 41 strikes below average per 1,000 called pitches. Between 2011-2012, he was about half that. Still well below average, but half as below average, which is something. This might be the nicest thing I’ll ever say about Miguel Olivo’s defense.

In closing, between 2008-2012, 26 different Mariners pitched at least 100 innings. In terms of the called strike zone, the least fortunate was actually Luke French, 15 strikes below Felix. Thankfully French had the powerful repertoire to mitigate the effects of such human-error shenanigans.

Thanks to Murph.

Repoz Posted: December 18, 2012 at 07:52 AM | 0 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: mariners

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Ray (RDP)
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogBoston.com: Youk Retires
(12 - 12:27pm, Oct 31)
Last: Fernigal McGunnigle has become a merry hat

NewsblogOT: Politics, October 2014: Sunshine, Baseball, and Etch A Sketch: How Politicians Use Analogies
(4834 - 12:27pm, Oct 31)
Last: Merton Muffley

NewsblogJoe Maddon is to become Cubs manager, sources say
(122 - 12:21pm, Oct 31)
Last: zonk

NewsblogAngell: The Best
(24 - 12:18pm, Oct 31)
Last: AROM, Instagram Gangsta

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread - October 2014
(643 - 12:17pm, Oct 31)
Last: chris p

NewsblogNo, Alex Gordon wouldn't have scored an inside the park home run
(153 - 12:15pm, Oct 31)
Last: AROM, Instagram Gangsta

NewsblogDeadline: World Series Ratings: Game 7 Scores Home Run For Fox
(19 - 12:09pm, Oct 31)
Last: villageidiom

NewsblogNY Times: In Rare Film, White Sox Before They Were Black Sox
(3 - 12:08pm, Oct 31)
Last: Jarrod HypnerotomachiaPoliphili(Teddy F. Ballgame)

NewsblogMLB -- It's time to back off on manager bashing - ESPN
(9 - 12:05pm, Oct 31)
Last: What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face?

NewsblogStatcast: Gordon stops 90 feet from tying Game 7
(1 - 12:03pm, Oct 31)
Last: Jarrod HypnerotomachiaPoliphili(Teddy F. Ballgame)

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 10-31-2014
(16 - 11:59am, Oct 31)
Last: Good cripple hitter

NewsblogSend Alex Gordon! | FiveThirtyEight
(95 - 11:57am, Oct 31)
Last: Zach

NewsblogFull Count ยป Red Sox sign Koji Uehara to 2-year contract
(25 - 11:54am, Oct 31)
Last: Nasty Nate

NewsblogA Visit to Madison Bumgarner Country, and a Proud Father's Home - NYTimes.com
(3 - 11:06am, Oct 31)
Last: Hal Chase School of Professionalism

NewsblogNewest Hall of Fame Candidates Announced
(65 - 10:46am, Oct 31)
Last: Ron J2

Page rendered in 0.0802 seconds
50 querie(s) executed