05-14-2013, 09:25 PM
Pitch To Contact - at this point, I think we can go with capital letters, don't you? That phrase and philosophy have drawn a fair amount of criticism, a chunk of which is just snark, but some of which at least tries to ground itself in statistical analysis. In a thread started yesterday on Twins Daily, there was a lot of debate on Pitch To Contact
, what it means and what we really know about its effects.
When Bill James unveiled several new tools for analyzing baseball, the most fundamental ones usually started by analyzing team stats.