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lollipopcurve
09-24-2007, 10:01 AM
Pitches taken: % strikes and % balls -- by player and by team

Is this tracked in the public domain?

TOBTTReds
09-24-2007, 11:07 AM
Pitches taken: % strikes and % balls -- by player and by team

Is this tracked in the public domain?

Baseball Prospectus, but I think you have to be a member.

lollipopcurve
09-24-2007, 11:14 AM
Baseball Prospectus, but I think you have to be a member.

thanks AI

mbgrayson
09-24-2007, 07:48 PM
I am a Baseball Prospectus member, and it is not on there that I can find.

It is at FanGraphs. HERE (http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=319&position=OF) is an example for Adam Dunn. He has seen 2639 pitches, of which 1538 were strikes. I beleive they count all batted or fouled off pitches as strikes. It does NOT differentiate between whether he took strikes or balls; just shows overall strikes vs. balls and pitches seen.

Harball Times has a nice pitches per plate appearance stat, whcih is highlighted HERE (http://www.hardballtimes.com/thtstats/main/index.php?view=batting&league_filter[0]=2&orderBy=pPerPa&direction=DESC&page=1), again for Adam Dunn. As you can see, he is 4th in the NL in pitches seen per plate appearance at 4.2

ESPN has a nice breakdown of what happens pitch by pitch based on the count. Again HERE (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/splits?playerId=4808)is Dunn's splits.

Hope this helps....

TOBTTReds
09-25-2007, 12:29 AM
I am a Baseball Prospectus member, and it is not on there that I can find.



If you go to "Statistics" at the top. Then on the drop down menu next to "Custom Report", click "Batter Season." In there you can select "Pitches," "Strikes," or "Balls." You can figure it out through there.

TOBTTReds
09-25-2007, 12:33 AM
It is at FanGraphs.

The company they get their stats from is sweet.;)

Cyclone792
09-25-2007, 12:46 AM
Pitches taken: % strikes and % balls -- by player and by team

Is this tracked in the public domain?

Are you looking for something like this?


Year PA Pit Pit/PA Str Bll Strk%| StL% StS% StF% StI%| BlI%| SOc SOs SOc%| Swng% SwgA% Cntc% 1st%| 30% 30c 30s 20% 20c 20s 31% 31c 31s| PAu PiU StU
+----+---+----+------+----+----+-----+------+-----+-----+-----+-----+----+---+-----+------+-----+-----+-----+------+---+---+-----+---+---+-----+---+---+----+----+----+
2001 286 1180 4.13 686 494 58%| 34% 17% 24% 25%| 2%| 30 44 41| 66% 38% 75% 26%| 9% 25 2 17% 50 18 13% 38 21| 0 0 0
2002 676 2943 4.35 1606 1337 55%| 32% 19% 27% 23%| 4%| 59 111 35| 68% 37% 73% 22%| 10% 67 11 23% 153 52 14% 92 41| 0 0 0
2003 469 2030 4.33 1140 890 56%| 29% 19% 29% 23%| 3%| 36 90 29| 71% 40% 73% 30%| 10% 45 3 23% 106 32 13% 63 32| 0 0 0
2004 681 2886 4.24 1645 1241 57%| 31% 19% 27% 23%| 3%| 66 129 34| 69% 39% 72% 28%| 7% 50 3 21% 142 53 13% 91 44| 0 0 0
2005 671 2848 4.24 1596 1252 56%| 31% 19% 26% 24%| 4%| 54 114 32| 69% 39% 73% 25%| 10% 66 3 19% 128 38 16% 107 62| 0 0 0
2006 683 2858 4.18 1605 1253 56%| 29% 22% 27% 23%| 3%| 46 148 24| 71% 40% 70% 28%| 9% 60 5 20% 138 51 13% 88 46| 0 0 0
2007 632 2636 4.17 1537 1099 58%| 26% 21% 29% 23%| 3%| 46 119 28| 74% 43% 71% 31%| 7% 43 3 16% 103 38 12% 77 39| 0 0 0
+----+---+----+------+----+----+-----+------+-----+-----+-----+-----+----+---+-----+------+-----+-----+-----+------+---+---+-----+---+---+-----+---+---+----+----+----+
Tot 4.24 56%| 30% 20% 27% 23%| 3%| 31%| 70% 39% 72% 27%| 9% 8% 20% 34% 14% 51%|
Avg 3.77 63%| 27% 14% 27% 31%| 2%| 25%| 73% 46% 80% 28%| 5% 6% 15% 39% 9% 55%|


Pit - total pitches seen
Pit/PA - average pitches / plate appearance
Str - strikes total
Str% - percentage of pitches seen that were strikes (includes pitches swung at out of the zone)
Bll - balls total
StL - strikes looking
StS - strikes swinging (this includes 3rd strike foul tip strikes and foul tip bunts)
StF - strikes foul (includes foul bunts)
StI - strikes in play (any ball put into play fair)
BlI - intentional balls
SOc - strikeouts called
SOs - strikeouts swinging (note foul bunts are not included)
Swng% - Percentage of strikes swung at (StS + StI + StF)/Str
SwgA% - Percentage of all pitches swung at (StS + StI + StF)/Str
Cntc% - Percentage of times contact made when swinging (StI+StF)/(StS + StI + StF)
1st% - Percentage of times swung at the first pitch of PA
30c - 3-0 counts seen
30s - Plate Appearances Swinging 3-0
20c - 2-0 counts seen
20s - Plate Appearances Swinging 2-0
31c - 3-1 counts seen
31s - Plate Appearances Swinging 3-1
PiU - pitches unknown (may be balls or strikes)
StU - strikes unknown (may be balls or strikes)

lollipopcurve
09-25-2007, 08:51 AM
Thanks folks -- all very helpful. Cyclone -- where does that info come from?

Cyclone792
09-25-2007, 03:03 PM
Thanks folks -- all very helpful. Cyclone -- where does that info come from?

Baseball Reference individual player pages. I'm not sure they have that info for teams, but they have it for all individual players.

On each individual player page, look between the special batting and fielding sections (for pitchers, look between pitching and batting sections), and you'll see a notation called Pitch Data Summary (Show or Hide). Just click on Show or Hide, and you've got the above data.

lollipopcurve
09-25-2007, 03:26 PM
Baseball Reference individual player pages. I'm not sure they have that info for teams, but they have it for all individual players.

On each individual player page, look between the special batting and fielding sections (for pitchers, look between pitching and batting sections), and you'll see a notation called Pitch Data Summary (Show or Hide). Just click on Show or Hide, and you've got the above data.

Thanks Cyclone -- much appreciated.