Originally written on The Flagrant Fan  |  Last updated 7/18/12
During the telecast of the Yankees - Blue Jays game yesterday, broadcaster, Michael Kay, mentioned that John Farrell, the manager of the Blue Jays and former pitching coach of the Boston Red Sox, has encouraged his pitchers to slow their pace while pitching, much like the Red Sox do. The first thought that occurred in this brain upon hearing those words were, "He should be shot then." The hangover effect that Farrell did with the Red Sox exists to this day. Fangraphs.com has a great feature called the Leaderboard. And the lovely thing about this feature is that you can manipulate it when needed to give you pretty much any data you want. The Leaderboard starts with WAR but again, you can change it. Well, to get to look at the pace for pitchers, it takes a little maneuvering. First, you have to change the Leaderboard to pitchers. Then you need to click on the PitchF/X tab. And then you can click on the Plate Discipline tab to get to the Pace data. It's quite a cool thing, b...
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