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Mauer's Increasing SO Rate

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#1 Curt

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 09:06 AM

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#2 Parker Hageman

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 09:12 AM

He's been caught looking a bit more than the past four years.

2008-2011: 18%
2012: 26%

May just need his strike zone re-calibrated.

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 01:31 PM

That shows a year-over-year rise, but not necessarily a linear one.

It could be that Mauer's strikeout rate was unusually high early this year because he was rusty from missing so much time last year. I'm too lazy to look it up. Does anyone know?

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 01:38 PM

That shows a year-over-year rise, but not necessarily a linear one.

It could be that Mauer's strikeout rate was unusually high early this year because he was rusty from missing so much time last year. I'm too lazy to look it up. Does anyone know?


Nope. Here are is K rates by month:

March/April: 10.8
May: 11.1
June: 20
July: 15.1
August: 12.6
Sept/Oct.: 18.4

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 01:56 PM

He's been caught looking a bit more than the past four years.

2008-2011: 18%
2012: 26%

May just need his strike zone re-calibrated.


I figured that might be part of the problem. Even before looking at the statistics it seemed like he's taken more called 3rd strikes this year. Someone get the man some contacts!

#6 greengoblinrulz

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 02:05 PM

is this dumb......not catching as much might hurt him on the called strikes as he's not 'working' the home plate umpire as much as before.

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 03:00 PM

[COLOR=#333333]is this dumb......not catching as much might hurt him on the called strikes as he's not 'working' the home plate umpire as much as before.[/COLOR]


I'm not saying either way if it is or is not having any effect on him because it is likely just a statistical blip and now an issue however Pete Rose was notorious for taking batting practice and just watching each pitch go by so he could visualize a strike zone. Perhaps not catching as much has taken a little bit of that element away for Mauer.

Who knows.

*shrugs, walks away*

#8 Curt

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 03:15 PM

Nope. Here are is K rates by month:

March/April: 10.8
May: 11.1
June: 20
July: 15.1
August: 12.6
Sept/Oct.: 18.4

BA for Months with highest SO rate: June .397 and Sept .419. K-away Joe!

#9 Pius Jefferson

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 05:10 PM

I don't have the numbers in front of me but it seems like his K rate went up when the gidp rate went down.