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Plate Discipline Results as a % of Total Pitches Seen

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This chart looks at the plate discipline results of each player based on all pitches seen. Some observations:

*Ben Zobrist leads the league in ISO yet only 3% of the pitches he sees in the zone result in swinging strikes. For comparison Longo and Pena sit at 5.9 and 8.8% respectively.

*Longo seems to be having issues with pitch recognition. 13.8 % of the pitches he sees result in swings out of the zone while also taking 17.1% of pitches for called strikes.

*Carlos Pena whiffs on 16% of the pitches he sees. By comparison Longo whiffs on 12.5% and Zobrist on just 6.4%.

*Pena makes the "wrong choice" on the lowest percentage of pitches. 12.5% swings outside the zone and 12% swinging strikes accounts for 24.5% wrong decisions.  Barlett is second at 26.6%. Carl Crawford is the worst at 31.3% (14.3%/17%).

*10.5% of the pitches Carl Crawford sees result in contact outside the zone.

Zorilla leads the team with nearly 45% of the pitches he sees resulting in called balls. For reference, Navi only takes 51.4% total pitches.

Below is the table of data:

Zo Longo  Pena  BJ CC Barty Burrell  Aybar  Gross  Kapler  Navi 
O-Whiffs 3.4% 6.6% 7.2% 4.0% 3.8% 4.0% 4.4% 3.5% 4.1% 3.2% 3.8%
O-Contact 6.3% 7.2% 5.3% 4.1% 10.5% 7.2% 6.3% 7.4% 7.2% 8.8% 9.8%
Balls 44.9% 35.9% 42.0% 39.1% 33.8% 36.3% 42.5% 42.0% 42.2% 39.5% 37.0%
Called Strikes 18.5% 17.1% 12.0% 19.9% 17.0% 15.5% 18.9% 19.1% 16.2% 16.2% 14.4%
Z-Contact 23.9% 27.3% 24.8% 27.0% 30.7% 34.1% 25.1% 25.7% 25.9% 29.8% 32.3%
Z-Whiffs 3.0% 5.9% 8.8% 5.9% 4.3% 3.0% 2.9% 2.4% 4.4% 2.4% 2.7%