Originally written on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 11/13/14
Dave Hudgens has been applauded for his work with the Mets and will be back in 2013 as the Mets Hitting Coach. I came across this post from James Gentile from Beyond the Boxscore. He does his best to figure out if longer Pitches Per Plate Appearance lead to better performance for the hitter. While I admit that I was impressed with the amount of research he did and I respect his opinion, I can’t conclude anything more than longer PPA’s DO NOT lead to a better performance or offensive output. I will use his own chart to point out why. Lets look at all the plate appearances in his date range of data. These are the results for all the plate appearances up through at-bats lasting from 1-10 pitches. I want you to take note of two things in particular; the HR% and wOBA. Look at how overwhelmingly more home runs were his swinging at the first or second pitch than any other plate appearances lasting 3-10. Look at the On-Base on the first two pitch-counts which are accountable based only on ...
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