Originally Posted by Brutus
. The league average swing% is 48%, which means that there are an average of 152 pitches called ball or strike. .
Not arguing your point, but I wonder if computers called a consistent strike zone, if the swinging percentage would go down. I'm guessing it would. (Let's assume the perfect computer system existed).
One reason that some hitters expand the zone on two strikes is because they don't want to risk an ump calling a borderline pitch a strike. Not making a judgement either way but some umps definitely have this attitude of "with 2 strikes, you better swing if it's close".
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