Mike Napoli and the new strike zone

As a followup to my look at the new strike zone, I looked at one player who may be disproportionately affected by the changing size of the strike zone over the years.

Mike Napoli’s percentage of called strikes that would not have been strikes in previous years

In a later article, I looked at the same effect across baseball: The Effect of Additional Called Strikes with the Expanding Strike Zone.  Yunel Escobar was the player most affected by the expanded strike zone in 2014.

Yunel Escobar: Called strikes in 2014 that were not in the 2013 strike zone

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Updating the strike zone

I wrote an update on “The Strike Zone in 2015” at sonsofsamhorn.com.

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