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Postby Pogotheostrich » Thu Oct 13, 2005 3:52 pm

ESPN.com has a split option for power and finesse but I can't find an explanation of what these actually are any where on their website. Any ideas?

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/stats/agg ... ng&group=9
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Postby davidmarver » Thu Oct 13, 2005 4:22 pm

Probably the team's statistics against Power pitchers and Finesse pitchers. I imagine the Power pitchers would be determined by k/9 or something strikeout oriented, while the finesse are either the leftovers, or those with a high GB/FB ratio.

That would be my guess... B-)
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Postby raiders_umpire » Thu Oct 13, 2005 9:22 pm

i noticed that as well earlier this week and only assumed it was the type of pitcher that was pitching,,, but i could not find anything on ESPN to tell me exactly what it was about.....
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Postby DK » Thu Oct 13, 2005 9:26 pm

Power/Finesse ratio is (K+BB)/ Innings. I think a pitcher with a P/F of 1.3 or higher is pronounced a "power" pitcher, and if it's under 0.8 he's a "finesse" pitcher.

Edit: 1.1 and 0.95 are where "power" and "finesse" pitchers begin to lie.
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Postby Half Massed » Thu Oct 13, 2005 9:54 pm

DK wrote:Power/Finesse ratio is (K+BB)/ Innings. I think a pitcher with a P/F of 1.3 or higher is pronounced a "power" pitcher, and if it's under 0.8 he's a "finesse" pitcher.

Edit: 1.1 and 0.95 are where "power" and "finesse" pitchers begin to lie.


Makes sense, I never understood that either up to now.
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Postby RynMan » Fri Oct 14, 2005 12:08 am

More nice work by ESPN ;-7
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Postby DK » Fri Oct 14, 2005 4:18 pm

RynMan wrote:More nice work by ESPN ;-7


Actually if you go to the stats glossary PFR is there. It doesn't define what the limits are that create "power" and "finesse", though.
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Postby Apollo » Fri Oct 14, 2005 4:45 pm

That's an interesting stat. By their definition, Roy Oswalt is a finesse pitcher. I don't know about that...
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