Umpire Strike Zone Analysis

The 2017 Strike Zone Mid-Season Report

Ian York takes a look at the subtle shifts in the strike zone between 2008, 2016, and 2017 using his typical blend of charts, gifs, and words.
Ted Barrett

Did Ted Barrett Squeeze Drew Pomeranz Early Against the Rays?

Ian York investigates the strike zone from the Red Sox-Rays game in which it appeared Ted Barrett had a tight strike zone early on.
Umpires Call

How Did the Umpires Call the Strike Zone in 2016?

Ian York examines how umpires call the strike zone, focusing on the way specific umpires called it in 2016 and who the most and least favorable umps were.
Umpire Strike Zone Changes

Year-to-Year Umpire Strike Zone Changes

Ian York compiled the umpire strike zone changes over the PITCHf/x era of all umpires who pitches 30 games in any one year.
2016 Strike Zone

What Did the 2016 Strike Zone Look Like?

Ian York looks at the 2016 strike zone from the MLB season using the de facto method rather than the rule book version of the zone
John Hirschbeck

Umpire John Hirschbeck Favored Cubs in Game Three

Ian York uses PITCHf/x and his unique charts to determine if John Hirschbeck called an even game behind the plate in Game Three of the World Series.
Larry Vanover

Was Larry Vanover Unfair to the Cubs in Game One?

Passionate Chicago Cubs fans questioned the strike zone of the home plate umpire when their team finally made it back to the World Series after Corey Kluber's fantastic performance. Ian York, as he has done in the past, used PITCHf/x to...
Umpire Strike Zone Analysis

ALDS Preview: Indians-Red Sox Umpire Strike Zone Analysis

Ian York went to his PITCHf/x charts and performed an umpire strike zone analysis for the Cleveland Indians and Boston Red Sox ALDS.

Rulebook 101: Baseball Lodged in Catcher’s Equipment

Brandon Magee explains the ruling on the field when a baseball is stuck in catcher's equipment with at least one runner on base.

How Bad Were the Calls By Mike Estabrook?

Everyone knows that umpires are not perfect. However, sometimes the mistakes they make are not really forgivable, and there were many complaints during the Boston Red Sox-Chicago White Sox game from this past Wednesday. Rick Rowand investigates the calls by...

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Ian York introduces breaks down the pitches and approach of newly-acquired Boston Red Sox setup man Tyler Thornburg using PITCHf/x.

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ALDS Game 2 Starter: Cleveland Indians Corey Kluber

Ian York analyzes the Cleveland Indians Corey Kluber in anticipation of his matchup with the Boston Red Sox in Game 2 of the 2016 ALDS.