by David Appelman - June 14, 2010
Swinging Strike Percentage (SwStr%) is now available in all the leaderboards.
When can we get the NERD on the leaderboards?
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..
Does anyone remember what they did before FanGraphs? Honestly, I guess I used ESPN stats? I seriously do not remember.
Baseball Reference is legitimite enough, but still…
I know I sound like a broken record, but when will we get tERA? And wRC+ (although I’m less gungho on that one)?
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?
I do not think pitcher songs that are missed is relevant. I probably do not want to here most of them sing.
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?
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.
—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.
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.
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!
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