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Pitch Counts - Weekend of March 12

This is going to be a new feature that I use to show you some questionable pitch counts that college pitchers are subjected to. My Georgia Tech-Wake Forest game report will be up tonight, but for...

Boy, Did that Strict Pitch Count Ever Screw Up Nolan Ryan's 1987

In a recent article for Sports Illustrated, Joe Posnanski cites Nolan Ryan's experience with pitch counts in 1987 for Ryan's current opposition to them. Exactly how "terrible" was Ryan's 1987 season with the Astros?

[U]sing the estimated pitch count formula, I calculated the average per start pitch count for all...

[U]sing the estimated pitch count formula, I calculated the average per start pitch count for all pitchers, and then grouped by the decade that the pitcher made his debut. 1870s 127 1880s 131 1890s 129 1900s 123 1910s 116 1920s 116 1930s 116 1940s 112 1950s 109 1960s 109 1970s 105 1980s 103 1990s 100 2000s 97 Yes, every decade from the 60s onward showed a drop, but there is a downward trend for the entire history of the sport. Pretty much at any time you could have compared the current generation to the previous couple and said ‘Why don’t these guys pitch as much anymore?’

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A Study On Chad BIllingsley's Workload and Pitcher Abuse

This is an article I wrote for True Blue LA, the Dodgers blog at SBNation. The article looks at pitcher abuse points and how they effect pitchers over the long haul. It is mainly concerning Chad Billingsley, but I look at other starters and how their overuse has effected them.

Joe Posnanski is the Count of Counting Counts

Joe Po once again makes me jealous my team doesn't get such great beat writing. Today he put up an interesting piece on what tends to happen by every count in a plate appearance. It would be even cooler with a look at what type of pitch is thrown most often (anyone feel like doing that?), and it's certainly fairly in line with anecdotal wisdom and homework we could all do ourselves. But, Posnanski did it himself and, as a bonus, it comes with Posnanski writing. What I find most interesting is that it may make more sense to swing on the first pitch than I realized. Hitters apparently OPS 52 points higher on the first pitch than they do on successive pitches. A lot of that, of course, is that hitters should only swing at first pitches than can actually hit. . . The second interesting tidbit is how close averages are between a 1-0 count and an 0-1 count. There's also a couple interesting old scout tidbits of wisdom in there that are, at the very least, intriguing baseball talk. Part II Here

Pitch Counts and Tim Lincecum

Was Tim Lincecum overworked last season?

Pitch Counts - What Really Matters?

Pitch counts: What really matters in protecting a pitcher's arm, and why have things changed so much in one generation?

1-2-3, count with me . . .

welcome back, walter jocketty. the guys at SB Nation brother site Red Reporter asked my opinion of their team’s new gm over the weekend, and i gave ‘em some thoughts; read all about it. and au...

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