RESEARCH: Ball and strike rates for starting pitchers

There is a statistic printed at the bottom of many box scores to which most readers pay very little attention: the number of balls and strikes thrown by pitchers during a game. It’s easier to focus on a pitcher’s total walks and strikeouts instead of the components that go into them.

But when you’re wondering if a pitcher’s control is legit, it’s important to dig deeper.

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