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Actually, the swing rate depends strongly on the count, which suggests that there is a large strategic component that is calculated in advance. ("Never swing on the first pitch.") The differences between the entries in the first two tables here suggests how much evaluation the batter makes of each specific pitch.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=17941

by asdf on Wed Oct 30th, 2013 at 04:17:29 PM EST
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