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The StrikeTracker: New And Improved!

In a world of umpires gone rogue, one man makes a moderate effort to track their internal inconsistency.

Umpire Strike Zone Analysis - The Basics and Batter Handedness

Umpire Strikezone Analysis - The Basics and Batter Handedness

See if you can guess which at-bat this was. Yes, that red dot on the right side (catcher's view)...

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See if you can guess which at-bat this was. Yes, that red dot on the right side (catcher's view) was the called strike. Only about 6 inches off the plate, so I guess that's not too bad or anything.

Hey Dbacks fans! Do you think that was a strike? You could be wrong... but it's probably not your fault.

Great article from Slate on camera angles in baseball broadcasts skewing the fans' view of the strike zone.

Mark Buehrle is throwing fewer strikes than ever before

Mark Buehrle follows the trend set above of pitchers missing the zone at career high rates this season. It builds off his 2008 season which was his previous career low in strikes thrown. Buehrle has gone from 52.5% to 49.7% and now to 46.4% over the last three seasons. That is a cause for concern.

Friday Rockpile: Carlos Gonzalez breaks on through to the other side

Carlos Gonzalez is going to play for the big league team, finally.

Graph of the Day: Plate Discipline (or not)

A look at plate discipline for the least and most swing happy players in 2008, 1B Nick Johnson of the Washington Nationals and C/1B/3B Pablo Sandoval of the San Francisco Giants.

bigger picture This is rough as I'm just getting the hang of graphing with R, but here's all the...

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bigger picture This is rough as I'm just getting the hang of graphing with R, but here's all the called strikes separated by LHB and RHB in a hexbin scatter (density type graph). What do you guys see?

Are RHB getting the same treatment as LHB on pitches away?

Do RHB get treated differently than LHB with regards to pitches out of the strikezone away? The pitch fx study would seem to show this is the case.

Danks Returns to Form, Sox Still Fall

There was a small silver lining to be found from Sunday's loss to the Angels. John Danks appeared to have worked through his dead arm period, lost release point, whatever he had going on, to put...

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