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A Closer Look at the Location of Pitcher Whiffs

A Closer Look at the Location of Pitcher Whiffs

Update: 2023-08-21
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Eno and DVR discuss the local of pitcher whiffs and whether it matters if swings and misses are generated inside the strike zone, outside the strike zone, or if a truly elite pitcher needs to do both. 


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2:36 Are High O-Swing% & Low Z-Contact% Pitchers Elite?

5:52 Getting In-Zone Whiffs with Fastballs

10:54 Bailey Ober's Surprising Placement in Both Categories

13:07 Whiffs In the Heart of the Strike Zone

17:45 High O-Swing% & High Z-Contact% = Great Command?

25:53 What is Justin Steele?

29:33 Low O-Swing%, Low Z-Contact%

42:03 Expecting A Unique Role for Kyle Harrison

44:37 Is There Anything Supporting Brady Singer's Recent Surge?

48:23 Making Sense of Luis Severino's 2023


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A Closer Look at the Location of Pitcher Whiffs

A Closer Look at the Location of Pitcher Whiffs

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