Dewan: A strike on every pitch

From SABR member John Dewan at ACTA Sports on March 20, 2015:

If Kyle Lohse was pitching to Jose Altuve with Jonathon Lucroy behind the plate and Bill Miller umping, would every pitch be called a strike? Not quite, but this combination would produce one of the highest percentages of called strikes on borderline pitches according to Baseball Info Solutions’ Strike Zone Plus/Minus System. Based on their tendencies from 2012-2014, that combination would turn a pitch with a 50 percent chance of being called a strike with four neutral participants into a pitch with a 56.4 percent chance of being called a strike.

Here are those parties’ Strike Zone Runs Saved totals from the 2012-2014 seasons.

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Originally published: March 20, 2015. Last Updated: March 20, 2015.