The graphic below indicates the location (from the catcher’s point of view) of every pitch the Pirates swung at in last night’s game against the Orioles. The strike zone is an estimate for a six-foot tall right-handed batter, using Mike Fast’s formula.
By my count, there are something like 17 pitches here that were clearly outside the strike zone, and several more were somewhat borderline pitches that most likely would not have been called strikes. What are the Pirates swinging at?
Data courtesy of Brooks Baseball.
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Matt has covered the Pirates at Wait ‘Til Next Year, Pittsburgh Lumber Co. and now Pirates Prospects. He served as Pirates team expert for Heater Magazine in 2009 and 2010 and has contributed to Graphical Player 2009, 2010 and 2011. Matt was also the editor of the 2011 and 2012 Pirates Prospects Annuals.