Up and In

August 3rd, 2011 by pbr

I don’t see what the point of having all that data pitch f/X collects if we’re not going to use it to see which teams are pitching high and inside the most often. Below are the number of pitches each team has thrown that have been at least 4’9″ off the ground and on the inside of the strikezone. The 2nd column is pitches at lieast 4’9″ off the ground and at least 6″ off the inside corner of the strikezone, which puts those pitches in the batters box.

Teams Up and In
pitches
Up and >=6″
inside
High HBPs
Astros 31 12 0
Mets 29 18 0
Cubs 23 11 1
Rockies 23 14 0
Rangers 22 11 1
Dodgers 21 8 1
Blue Jays 20 10 3
Red Sox 20 9 3
Angels 19 11 1
Yankees 19 4 0
Twins 19 8 2
Royals 18 9 0
Orioles 17 10 3
Rays 16 9 0
Giants 16 6 0
Pirates 15 8 0
Indians 14 8 0
Brewers 13 5 2
Padres 13 6 0
White Sox 13 3 0
Reds 12 5 2
Cardinals 12 7 1
Phillies 11 5 0
Nationals 10 4 0
Tigers 10 5 0
Marlins 10 5 0
Mariners 9 5 1
Diamondbacks 8 2 0
Braves 8 2 0
A’s 7 3 1

and here’s the list of which teams have been on the receiving end of the most high and tight pitches.

Teams Up and In
pitches
Up and >=6″
inside
High HBPs
Red Sox 24 11 3
Marlines 22 15 0
Reds 21 8 1
Royals 21 13 1
Rays 21 10 0
Brewers 20 7 1
Diamondbacks 20 10 0
Dodgers 19 9 0
White Sox 19 9 0
Orioles 18 8 0
Padres 18 9 1
Giants 18 10 1
Tigers 18 8 0
Cubs 17 7 1
Astros 17 8 1
Nationals 16 6 0
Rockies 15 6 1
Rangers 15 3 2
Pirates 15 9 0
Twins 14 6 0
Cardinals 14 7 1
Braves 13 4 0
Blue Jays 13 5 2
Mariners 12 4 0
Yankees 11 9 3
A’s 11 6 0
Indians 11 8 3
Mets 10 4 0
Angels 8 1 0
Phillies 7 3 0

The 4’9″ height is arbitrary, but that was the recorded height of the pitch that hit Yankees outfielder Chris Dickerson in the head, even though he’s 6’3″.

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