Plate Discipline

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The Six Graphs above highlight the importance of traking plate discipline (Graphs Compliments of Pitcherlist.com)

What is Tracked (~MLB Average)

  • O-Swing % = Swings outside zone / pitches outside zone (30%)
  • Z-Swing % = Sings at pitches inside zone / pitches inside zone (65%)
  • Swing % = Swings / Pitches (46%)
  • O-Contact % = Contact with pitches outside zone / swings outside zone (66%)
  • Z-Contact % = Conact with pitches inside zone / swings inside zone (87%)
  • Contact % = Contact / Swings (80%)
  • Zone % = Pitches inside zone / total pitches (45%)
  • F-Strike % = First pitch strikes / PA (59%)
  • SwStr % = Whiffs (swings & misses) / total pitches (9.5%)

This type of data is usually best for in conjuction with production-based statistics. In order to contextualize performance, as opposed to on its own.