While my posting has been sporadic to say the least, I have had time to continue looking into the strike zone stuff that I began with a look at the differences between the right and left-handed zones. There are a lot of variables to investigate, which opens up the possibility for a lot of posts! Today, actually yesterday, I published a piece on (in?) FanGraphs on how the size of the zone shifts according to the count. Here's the table of sizes, given in square feet.
|Count||LH SZ Size||RH SZ Size|
It shifts quite a lot!
For slightly more editorial breakdown, go read or re-read the piece on FanGraphs here.