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  1. Thanks!

    When can we get the NERD on the leaderboards?

    Comment by Matt Defalco — June 14, 2010 @ 12:17 am

  2. Thanks David. I was literally looking for this 10 hours ago and am happy it’s up.

    Check out Hamels Swinging Strike% and K/9 splits. Career low SWGSTK%, career 2nd best K/9? Something doesn’t pass the smell test..

    Comment by David MVP Eckstein — June 14, 2010 @ 3:28 am

  3. Does anyone remember what they did before FanGraphs? Honestly, I guess I used ESPN stats? I seriously do not remember.

    Comment by jGreen — June 14, 2010 @ 8:38 am

  4. Baseball Reference is legitimite enough, but still…

    Comment by Matt — June 14, 2010 @ 9:39 am

  5. I know I sound like a broken record, but when will we get tERA? And wRC+ (although I’m less gungho on that one)?

    Comment by Andy S. — June 14, 2010 @ 9:50 am

  6. Can it be added to the quick glossary for us newbies? Is this percentage of times that a pitcher induces a swing when the pitch is in the strike zone, OR is it percentages of strikes that a pitcher gets that are sings and missed regardless of location?

    Comment by Scott K. — June 14, 2010 @ 11:19 am

  7. Yes, I’m not sure of the material difference between this and Contact%. If the lists are essentially the same, isn’t this sort of redundant?

    Comment by dcs — June 14, 2010 @ 11:51 am

  8. The difference between the two:

    Contact% = Contact made as a percentage of only when swinging at the pitch
    SwStk% = Misses as a percentage of every pitch thrown/seen.

    Comment by David Appelman — June 14, 2010 @ 12:07 pm

  9. I do not think pitcher songs that are missed is relevant. I probably do not want to here most of them sing.

    Comment by dude — June 14, 2010 @ 1:01 pm

  10. —SwStk% = Misses as a percentage of every pitch thrown/seen.

    Honestly, this stat is not interesting or informative enough to have in the lineup, IMO.

    Comment by dcs — June 14, 2010 @ 2:49 pm

  11. They are the most important component in predicting/confirming strikeout rates. http://www.draysbay.com/2009/7/21/956509/updated-expected-strikeouts-based

    A pitcher whose strikeouts rate has increased but whose swinging strikes has not is probably getting lucky with the strikeouts and should expect to see regression. Much like component pitching statistics can better predict future ERA there is good potential for “sub-component” pitching statistics to better predict component pitching statistics. At worst they at least allow us to confirm whether improvements in strikeouts are “for real” or not.

    Comment by Toffer Peak — June 14, 2010 @ 4:48 pm

  12. Can you please explain what “SwStk% ” is? I see the above (“Misses as a percentage of every pitch thrown/seen”), but i’m still at a loss!

    Thanks
    -Bob

    Comment by Bob Ng — July 9, 2010 @ 12:38 pm

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