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    Cool tool added by BP

    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/pi...?player=458015

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    Re: Cool tool added by BP

    Quote Originally Posted by hebroncougar View Post
    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/pi...?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.
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    Re: Cool tool added by BP

    Quote Originally Posted by Rojo View Post
    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.

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    Re: Cool tool added by BP

    I thought this was going to be about Brandon Phillips suddenly learning to talk a walk.

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    Re: Cool tool added by BP

    I thought this was going to be about Brandon Phillips being a 6-tool player with 'Cool' being the 6th tool.

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    Re: Cool tool added by BP

    http://www.baseballprospectus.com/pi...?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.

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    Re: Cool tool added by BP

    I thought Brandon Phillips was starring on a modern version of Home Improvement.
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    Re: Cool tool added by BP

    I thought it meant Chris Carpenter started writing for them, until I saw it was a "cool" tool.
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    Re: Cool tool added by BP

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    Because that is how the batter sees it as well.
    But none of us do.
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    Re: Cool tool added by BP

    Quote Originally Posted by Rojo View Post
    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.

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    Re: Cool tool added by BP

    Stop whining.


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