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The Strike Zone By Count

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Matthew Carruth

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
0-0 3.40 3.49
0-1 2.75 2.89
0-2 2.38 2.39
1-0 3.43 3.52
1-1 3.00 3.07
1-2 2.53 2.43
2-0 3.55 3.63
2-1 3.10 3.21
2-2 2.92 2.88
3-0 3.70 3.73
3-1 3.22 3.36
3-2 2.87 2.97
x-2 2.54 2.44
3-x 3.33 3.45
Any 3.27 3.37

It shifts quite a lot!

For slightly more editorial breakdown, go read or re-read the piece on FanGraphs here.