For example, let’s say a pitcher’s GB:FB is 2:1 gives up 10 more LD than he “should have”. Instead of putting 5 of the LDs as GBs and 5 of them as FBs, put 6.67 of them as GBs and 3.33 of them as FBs.

So, if you have a pitcher who’s 60/30/10 but bound to settle at 20 LDs instead of 10, I say you award him 53.33/26.67/20.

]]>I wonder about IFF%. Is that consistent year-to-year for guys? Or are the numbers just too small to get a clear picture. I’m going to need to look.

]]>Given that the LD rate settles at 20% for virtually all pitchers, the focus is therefore on the GB and FB. And if you have a pitcher that is 60/30/10, and we know his LD is going to settle in at 20%, then the question is: where are his GB and FB numbers going to settle?

And I’m suggesting that a 60/30/10 pitcher will settle at 55/25/20. That is, he’ll maintain the GB-FB differential, rather than maintain the 60/30 ratio.

Which is also Dave’s point here.

]]>Aren’t those very different pitcher profiles (given sufficient sample size)?

Aren’t LDs definitively the most damaging type of contact?

Sincerely curious.

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