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    Re: seeing more pitches during these 9 games

    Quote Originally Posted by M2
    Dunn (4.13 pitches per plate appearance) and Ryan Freel (4.12) are the team leaders in working pitchers. Austin Kearns (4.11) and Felipe Lopez (4.07) were third and fourth before the trade. Edwin Encarnacion (4.00) and Scott Hatteberg (3.93) are also very good in working pitchers. Presuming Freel and Denorfia (4.21 so far) get the bulk of the RF playing time, that shouldn't affect the offense. Yet the Castro/Clayton combination will probably see roughly half a pitch less per PA than Lopez did. Add in the extra outs (which means less total PAs for the team) and that will be a drag on the team total.
    I have noticed the KGJr swings at the first pitch pretty consistently, at least lately he does. Has he always done this and I'm just now noticing it... or is this something new in his plate approach?
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    Re: seeing more pitches during these 9 games

    Quote Originally Posted by TeamBoone
    I have noticed the KGJr swings at the first pitch pretty consistently, at least lately he does. Has he always done this and I'm just now noticing it... or is this something new in his plate approach?
    I'm not enterprising enough to check on how many first pitch swings Jr.'s taking, but he has seen his pitches per PA drop from 3.95 in 2003 to 3.90 in 2004 then 3.79 last season and now to 3.63. He had a 3.60 in 2002, which was the worst season of his career. Earlier in his career he saw fewer pitches, but that's fairly common.
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    Re: seeing more pitches during these 9 games

    Quote Originally Posted by M2
    I'm not enterprising enough to check on how many first pitch swings Jr.'s taking, but he has seen his pitches per PA drop from 3.95 in 2003 to 3.90 in 2004 then 3.79 last season and now to 3.63.
    That's Phillip's area. Wow!

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