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March 1, 2011

A look at Adam Dunn’s Plate Discipline

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ March 1, 2011 10:58 pm

Pinto @ BAN:

In the book Moneyball, the Athletics front office talks about process.  For example, they cared less about the result of a plate appearance than how the batter got to that result.  They would rather have a batter take an outside pitch than swing at it and get a hit.  By confining swings to the strike zone, batters increased their probability of getting on base, as contact was more likely to result in a hit, and walks would go up as batters refused to swing at balls.

Adam Dunn would likely be a player the Athletics would love.  Look where he swings: …

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