Originally Posted by westofyou
That's a bad approach
The game is organic, part of that is the ability for adjustments to factor in to the way one approaches the game. Limit the approach and you end up with generic results.
Sounds even worst than having to deal with a strike zone that is defined by a trained professional
How many players significantly shrink the vertical part of their strikezone over the course of the season? My guess is that it's not common, but I am willing to be corrected. It seems to me that most batting adjustments are so subtle and minor that they are difficult to notice... I've never seen someone change from a completely standing up stance to a Ricky Henderson crouch during the season, but maybe it has happened in a few rare instances, I guess.
If the players were guaranteed to have a consistent vertical strike zone all year, wouldn't it make it easier for them to adjust?
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