In part I of our plate coverage series, we talked about how the effective strike zone can be as much as 160% wider than the actual plate. Today we’ll look at how tall the zone really is. To get started let’s look at an iconic image of Ted William’s batting average showing how well he did over his career based on pitch location.
In this video, Ryan Harrison with SlowTheGameDown demonstrates the value of using the MaxBP whiffle ball pitching machine for the “Track & Decide” training drill. Professional baseball player Tyler Heineman from the Houston Astros organization joins Harrison for the drill and demonstrates some major league talent.