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Monday, June 13, 2005

Pitch Outs

So how often do pitchouts succeed?

In looking at 2003 and 2004 data I found the following:

Pitchouts: 232
Stolen bases: 100 (43%)
Caught Stealing: 124 (53%)
Passed Ball: 2 (>1%)
Wild pitch: 5 (2%)
Pickoff: 1 (>1%)

It surprised me a bit that the stolen base percentage was as high as 43% when a pitch out occurred. When you add the other positive outcomes the percentage raises to 46%. That's not bad considering that the defense guessed right in these 232 instances.

1 comment:

Tom G said...

Thats shocking to me. If I had taken a guess, I would have said somewhere around 30% at best. Interesting.