Apr 7, 2010, 7:30 PM EDT
Anyone who followed along during our postseason in-game chats last year knows I’m strongly in favor of using technology to aid umpires. Someday in the not-so-distant future, it’s going to be feasible to do balls and strikes by computer, and who knows, maybe 20 or 30 years after that, MLB might actually come around to making a change.
In the meantime, we get this. Using Pitch F/X data, John Walsh has determined that the size of the strike zone is nearly 50 percent larger in a 3-0 count than it is with 0-2.
Go check out the full article with its graphs and pics. It’s very impressive stuff.
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