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Question - Linear Weights and Strikes


Hello, everybody.  I have a question concerning linear weights.  In the count-based run expectancy charts I have seen (for example, this one), there is a listed run value for a strike (about -0.04 runs) which would contain pitches that were taken in the strike zone, swung and missed at, and fouled off.  We have seen that, for pitchers, swinging strikes correlate better with strikeouts than do called strikes, so is it reasonable to assess that a swinging strike could yield a significantly lower run value than a called strike?  To me, it seems that having different run values for different types of strikes would give a better representation of how the pitcher pitched.  If there has been any research on this (or if I am completely missing something), please let me know. Thanks in advance for your help. 

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