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I thought this piece written by David Biderman of the Wall Street Journal was very interesting, so I thought I would share it with you guys:

From the Wall Street Journal: (Click here for the full story)

“Mr. Gardner has an amazing ability to lay off most of the pitches he sees and make contact with almost everything he swings at. These two factors drive pitch counts sky high and seemingly delay games for hours. They also put him atop our Patient Batter Index.”

“This metric, which averages four plate-discipline rankings—% of pitches swung at outside of the strike zone, % of pitches swung out in general, % of times a batter makes contact when swinging at pitches inside the strike zone, and % of times a batter makes contact when swinging at any pitch—shows Mr. Gardner is the most patient batter this season”


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