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hebroncougar
07-12-2012, 12:50 PM
You can break down almost any batter and pitcher by hot and cold zones, by pitch, etc. Here's Votto's link:

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/pitchfx/hitter_cards/hitter_card.php?player=458015

Rojo
07-12-2012, 02:04 PM
You can break down almost any batter and pitcher by hot and cold zones, by pitch, etc. Here's Votto's link:

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/pitchfx/hitter_cards/hitter_card.php?player=458015

I studied that a few seconds and thought "wow, that's not what I would've guess about Votto" then realized that the zone is from the catcher's POV.

Why did they do it that way?

Anyhow, it is pretty cool.

dougdirt
07-12-2012, 02:17 PM
I studied that a few seconds and thought "wow, that's not what I would've guess about Votto" then realized that the zone is from the catcher's POV.

Why did they do it that way?

Anyhow, it is pretty cool.

Because that is how the batter sees it as well.

Hollcat
07-12-2012, 05:56 PM
I thought this was going to be about Brandon Phillips suddenly learning to talk a walk.

camisadelgolf
07-12-2012, 05:58 PM
I thought this was going to be about Brandon Phillips being a 6-tool player with 'Cool' being the 6th tool.

camisadelgolf
07-12-2012, 06:01 PM
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/pitchfx/hitter_cards/hitter_card.php?player=408252

Speaking of Brandon Phillips, notice how he hits balls better that are away from him and outsize of the strike zone? What if he were to take a small step away from the plate so that he's able to be more effective against strikes and maximize his strengths? There are plenty of hitters you could say this about, but I really wonder why we don't hear more about where hitters position themselves in the batters box.

Vottomatic
07-12-2012, 06:29 PM
I thought Brandon Phillips was starring on a modern version of Home Improvement.

757690
07-12-2012, 06:54 PM
I thought it meant Chris Carpenter started writing for them, until I saw it was a "cool" tool.

Rojo
07-12-2012, 07:51 PM
Because that is how the batter sees it as well.

But none of us do.

dougdirt
07-12-2012, 09:02 PM
But none of us do.

Well, this is all based off of Pitch F/X data, which is written to be viewed on Gameday, which is viewed as if you were the catcher.

cinreds21
07-13-2012, 02:19 AM
Stop whining.