Skin Blues wrote:kab21 wrote:Fangraphs says differently - http://www.fangraphs.com/library/princi ... mple-size/
The disturbing part is that K rate has dropped a lot and balls are getting hit hard a lot. These are facts. Maybe he can start throwing the ball down and to the corners of the plate but right now pitches are up and he is missing a lot of them right down the center of the plate. those pitches usually go a long way regardless of the rules of BAPIP.
wow 150 BF? If that's true then I take back what I said, but that seems insane. For hitters it takes more than a full season for LD% to stabilize (600 BIP), hard to imagine that you get the same reliability from a pitcher in 5 games. Also strange to use BF instead of BIP.
fangraphs says 150 PA/BF for both hitters and pitchers. yes, it should be BIP but that is a small detail.
Even if you leave out his currently high LD rate, the current version of Dan Haren completely sucks. His rebound this season is not based on being unlucky but rather on him pitching better. And it better be much better because everyone is hitting him currently.