Originally posted on Fangraphs  |  Last updated 4/12/13
This post is going to be short and sweet, but given what transpired last night and David Temple’s plea to Quentin on Tuesday, I got curious about where the pitch locations of Carlos Quentin‘s HBPs actually have been. We all know he hangs over the plate, and that he gets hit by a lot of pitches, so I asked Jeff Zimmerman to query out PITCHF/x data and create a plot of where Quentin has been hit since 2008. During that span, Quentin has been hit by 94 pitches. Here is where those pitches were located. There are four pitches that were plotted against the upper corner of the strike zone, to the point where we wouldn’t have been surprised if they had been called strikes had they not hit Quentin in his body armor. This is going to be harder to see from the plot, but there are 25 HBPs represented there that were between -1.0 — the inside corner to a RHB — and -1.5 on the horizontal axis. The labels on the x axis are in feet, so you could otherwise say that Quentin was hit by 25 pitches that
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