Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Benchmarks: Updates on Chase and WatchPosted by Harry Pavlidis
In short, I'll probably dispose of "Watch" and just stick with swing rates in three regions. As suggested by Tango and others, I've broken pitch locations down into three groups:
- In Tight Zone (ITZ)
- Paint, Knees or Letters (PKL)
- Outside Wide Zone (OWZ)
The zones are based on player height with a sprinkle of PITCHf/x operator data. It's based on work Mike Fast has been doing, which I'll gladly steal. I'll have more in the follow-up benchmarks article, but don't expect great detail on those zone definitions.
I'm still in pilot mode, so take a grain of salt -- but here are the swing rates in each of the three regions even though their definitions are subject to change.
ITZ PKL OWZ .559 .451 .369
I wonder if I need to tighten up the ITZ. Thoughts?
Harry Pavlidis admits he has a baseball problem. He is the founder of Pitch Info LLC, His pitch classifications power the player cards at Brooksbaseball.net. Feedback, questions and comments are appreciated - Email firstname.lastname@example.org and Twitter @harrypav