Re: Baseball by the book:Plate Discipline
Originally Posted by texasdave
In both instances, overall and by starter, the fewest runs were scored in the group that had seen the most pitches per batter. Perhaps 66 games is too small a sample size. But it does seem to indicate that seeing more pitches doesn't lead to scoring more runs.
the argument I have seen posited is seeing more pitches gets you into the middle relief of the opposing team. For teams with decent starters and little depth in the pen that would be a good thing. Against other teams with marginal starters and a good relief corps it would not seem to help.
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