ARSENAL REPORT: Tick-tock on the pitch clock

Kenley Jansen (RHP, BOS), shown above, had the slowest timer-equivalent median tempo in 2022 at 25.4 seconds, 5.4 seconds slower than what will be allowed in 2023 with the 20 second clock with runners on base.

Among the many new rules that MLB has adopted for the 2023 season has been a pitch timer that will limit pitchers to deliver the ball within 15 seconds with the bases empty and 20 seconds with runners on base. Like most of the other new rules, the adoption of this pitch clock has caused astute fantasy managers to wonder if there will be an impact on the performance of pitchers who have historically worked at slower paces and are now being forced to work faster.

In a development that is likely not a coincidence given that Baseball...


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