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Any umpire data?

Postby jcook3127 » Wed Mar 25, 2009 6:30 pm

Hey guys in my most competitive league this year I went a little off the wall and didn't draft a pitcher until round 12. That's a good 5 rounds later than I usually bite the bullet, but I was determined to walk out of that draft with the best hitting (mission accomplished)

The downside is I go into the season with a Starting Pitching deficit. There's usually so many more pitchers that emerge from the depths of the WW and its Head to Head so I feel like i'm at least unbalanced in the right direction

Anyway, long story short, does anybody have a list of umpire "statistics". Basically anything that lists their average Ks and BBs per nine to give me an idea on how liberal they call games.

If Oliver Perez is going to get squeezed, I might as well not bother.
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Re: Any umpire data?

Postby Tavish » Wed Mar 25, 2009 6:38 pm

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Re: Any umpire data?

Postby jcook3127 » Wed Mar 25, 2009 7:56 pm

Perfect..thanks a lot bud
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Re: Any umpire data?

Postby Syfo-Dyas » Thu Mar 26, 2009 6:10 am

jcook3127 wrote:Perfect..thanks a lot bud


Please PM me If you really goin to calculate those numbers into real info.
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Re: Any umpire data?

Postby freakshow » Thu Mar 26, 2009 10:24 am

So what does this tell us? The difference between the tightest and loosest umpires based on strikes/pitch is around 4%. That means that over the course of a game an umpire with the tightest strikezone will call 11 or 12 fewer strikes than the ump with the loosest strikezone. Luckily umps seem fairly consistent year to year in how they call a game so there is some predictability here.

11 fewer strikes didn't seem like a lot when I started writing this, but it probably only takes a couple of close calls to make it seem like an ump is squeezing the zone. If those calls happen on 3-2 counts, it could make a huge difference.
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