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  • Robot strike zone question

    From watching the video, does the ejected pitching coach have a point? Was the ball in the strike zone in y'alls opinion from what you can tell?



    Is robot-assisted umpire tech coming to college baseball?
    Kung Wu say: "If Chuck Norris had a coach, his name would be Gregg Marshall."

  • #2
    I probably would call that a ball if I was behind the plate.

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    • #3
      This is something MLB is trying for the next couple of years in one of the A ball leagues. The coach tweeted about it later.



      My guess is that his problem wasn't with ball four, but with the previous three balls which all looked to be borderline.
      Its a good landing if you can walk away, its a great landing if the plane can be reused the next day.

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      • #4
        There is no borderline. If the ball hits the imaginary line, it is a strike.

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        • #5
          So do the coaches have acess to the Trackman graphic and resulting calls?

          Based on this article Trackman is calling the pitches but apparently the home plate ump has the authority to override the automated call.

          https://www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/a...ot-umpire-era/

          This article is a little clearer on how the system works:

          https://www.engadget.com/2019/07/11/...c-league-game/

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          • #6
            Is that Paul "cheeseburger" Evans as the pitching coach??

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            • Cdizzle
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          • #7
            Guess fuses are 'short' everywhere nowdays...

            "You Just Want to Slap The #### Outta Some People"

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            • #8
              Originally posted by 1972Shocker View Post
              I probably would call that a ball if I was behind the plate.
              What determines the top of the strike zone?
              Kung Wu say: "If Chuck Norris had a coach, his name would be Gregg Marshall."

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              • #9
                Originally posted by Kung Wu View Post

                What determines the top of the strike zone?
                In the past the rule book strike zone was, in practice, rarely called as defined at least in the upper part of the stirke zone.

                The Rule Book strike zone states “The STRIKE ZONE is that area over home plate the upper limit of which is a horizontal line at the midpoint between the top of the shoulders and the top of the uniform pants, and the lower level is a line at the hollow beneath the kneecap. The Strike Zone shall be determined from the batter’s stance as the batter is prepared to swing at a pitched ball.”

                It doesn't take watching very many games to realize this is not the strike zone that is called. Each umpire has tendencies and dictates his own strike zone and how he will call a game.

                With the rise of PITCHf/x and Trackman in the last few years, umpires have been increasingly monitored and judged for their accuracy and impartiality. For this reason, umpires are criticized for incorrect calls more than ever before and perhaps a trend towards enforcing the Rule Book strike zone more than in years past is occurring.

                The pitchers would probably love it if they start calling the high strike per the rule book definition. However, if that results in fewer runs scored it won't take long before the rule book definition is revised to lower the top of the zone.

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