Dewan: How baserunners alter the way teams shift

From SABR member John Dewan at ACTA Sports on March 31, 2016:

As defensive shifts continue to increase across baseball, more and more teams are reaping the benefits of improved run prevention. But how do baserunners affect the way teams shift?

Whether it’s driven by holding runners on, playing at double-play depth, or other situational alignments, teams in aggregate shift less often with more runners on. In the table below, shift percentage represents how often a shift was used for the given baserunner situation.

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Originally published: March 31, 2016. Last Updated: March 31, 2016.