RESEARCH: How Umpiring affects batter value

In July of 2016, in the middle of Andrew McCutchen’s worst season of his career, his manager, Clint Hurdle, said “He has had more than his fair share of called strikes that were not strikes.” The implication was that the umpires were, at least in part, to blame for his struggles. Do bad calls by the umpire affect a batter's season? And is it enough to affect their fantasy value?

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