The Kickoff

April 11, 2007

On the use of pitch counts in baseball

In today's game, the pitch count can be a little overemphasized - 100 pitches seems to be the cut line for most pitchers these days.

I think it's viable in a number of instances, but there are also a number of variables that go into whether it's useful or not.

In Japan, pitch count means nothing. A pitcher will be removed only if he is getting roughed up or he is tired.

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