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Friday, February 07, 2020

What Infield OAA can tell us about Pitchers and Hitters – Bat Flips and Nerds

As we are only talking about plays which have a chance of being made, what this is saying is that the difficulty of fielding a harder-hit ball is countered by having longer to get the ball to first. And maybe countered so much that it is easier to get the out on a harder hit ball.

These models show clear differences between for LHH and RHH. Average exit velocity and overall shift percentage give little added value to the sprint speed RHH model. But for LHH, accounting for both definitely improves on the sprint speed LHH model, but still doesn’t bring it close to the sprint speed RHH model.

This is a very simplistic view of this data, and shifting as a whole, but it does seem to suggest that infielders may have had easier chances of getting left-handed hitters out when they were shifted more often. Which suggests from a fielding and positioning perspective, the shift might be working.

There is a large number of caveats for all of this work as we are just looking at high-level data and not individual plays, but this is something worth monitoring, especially if Baseball Savant keeps adding to what is available.

Jim Furtado Posted: February 07, 2020 at 07:30 PM | 0 comment(s)
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