Breaking Down Plate Discipline by Pitch Type

By ANDREW KYNE Last week, I presented a way to visualize plate discipline, referencing some of the numbers on FanGraphs like O-Swing% and Z-Swing% that make use of Baseball Info Solutions’ pitch charting data. For each player, those plate discipline metrics obviously come at an aggregated level across pitch types. When we see that Joey Votto swung at […]

Visualizing Plate Discipline

By ANDREW KYNE Baseball Info Solutions’ pitch charting data allows for many interesting applications — one being as a way to evaluate a player’s plate discipline. By checking out the plate discipline leaderboards at FanGraphs, we can do things like confirm that Joey Votto rarely swings at pitches out of the strike zone or learn that Freddie Freeman swings at […]

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