Long, complicated analysis by a guy I know, analyzing shift strategy. Read the details if you have the fortitude, or scroll towards the end for these conclusions:
- Shifting against LHB can be effective, shifting against RHB is generally a waste of time.
- From 2018 to 2021, the Orioles were the third best team in the majors in shifts, roughly +2 wins were 162 games.
- Ib 2021, the O’s have been 6th best at shifting, again at about +2 wins per 162 game