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Old 10-16-2019, 10:41 AM
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Default Excellent Juiced ball article - analysis of 3-outcome baseball trends

Excellent and detailed look at MLB hitting trends and how some of it seems to have reversed in the playoffs. Is the ball juiced? Has that been reversed for the playoffs? Is the change here to stay?

Both sides of the 3-outcome argument will find this interesting

https://www.theringer.com/mlb/2019/1...s-deadball-era
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Old 10-16-2019, 12:11 PM
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Excellent and detailed look at MLB hitting trends and how some of it seems to have reversed in the playoffs. Is the ball juiced? Has that been reversed for the playoffs? Is the change here to stay?

Both sides of the 3-outcome argument will find this interesting

https://www.theringer.com/mlb/2019/1...s-deadball-era
But good pitching pretty much always beats good hitting. When you get to this time of year, all you have is good pitching.
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Old 10-16-2019, 12:14 PM
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But good pitching pretty much always beats good hitting. When you get to this time of year, all you have is good pitching.
All the more reason why exceptional contact skills are still very useful in today's game.
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Old 10-16-2019, 12:19 PM
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I love that social media is allowing people who catch foul balls at games to connect with scientists who want to study the composition of baseballs. Probably in as early as a few weeks we will have people who have dissected and studied game-used balls from the 2019 playoffs and are able to report their findings.
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Old 10-16-2019, 01:27 PM
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All the more reason why exceptional contact skills are still very useful in today's game.
Itís actually the opposite. Maximizing the number of bases per instance of contact is what is useful.
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Old 10-16-2019, 02:39 PM
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The article contends that there should have been 67 home runs so far in the post season, but there were only 43.

That's the most the anti-shoota thing I've read.
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