Covering the Bases: Saturday, August 17th

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Saturday, August 17th

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  • messner4442

    I keep hearing that the average strikeout rate for an MLB pitcher is 23-24%, if you took out the top and bottom 5%, would it alter that number much?

  • messner4442

    Where can you find these types of statistics?

  • billsbestone

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    Goldschmidt and Ozuna have great bvp today metrics are pretty good too. Wong 0/18 bvp.

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    @messner4442 said...

    I keep hearing that the average strikeout rate for an MLB pitcher is 23-24%, if you took out the top and bottom 5%, would it alter that number much?

    No — there are plenty bunched in that 23-24% range. That will be your average. It’s up a couple percentages from a few years ago thanks to all the K’s these days.

    FanGraphs is a great resource and doesn’t cost a penny.

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    @billsbestone said...

    Goldschmidt and Ozuna have great bvp today metrics are pretty good too. Wong 0/18 bvp.

    I don’t know about “great” – they’ve got decent numbers but still just 2 HR’s. DeSclafani’s splits are so wide that I’m inclined to believe that over a small BvP sample.

    As a Cardinals fan, I hope they do well today, but it’s a tough spot for their offense.

  • dethdealers

    Heres a sneaky take on tonites slate. Watch out for the White Sox offense to come alive and perhaps help someone take a GPP down with extremely low ownership.

  • Mr_tjRoto

    thanks

  • jbone1980

    would you say that Degrom,Suarez,Eflin, & Lament are the only pitchers in your player pool tonight? thanks

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