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Why do people swing against Zach Britton?


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My strategy against Zach Britton would be to not swing under any circumstances until 2 strikes. He gets so many swings and misses down out of the zone it's insane. With a weaker hitter I might even expand that strategy to do not swing at all. More chance of you reaching base on a walk than getting a hit. The most I've seen him struggle is when guys are patient and make him throw more pitches.

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It's obvious, just let him walk you. Unless of course you are trying to win the game. Cause he won't walk four or more.

Eventually, he'll try to get ahead in the count with a ball more up in the zone. That's your chance to strike. Obviously easier said than done, but I think at least the first couple batters of the inning need to let the bat sit on their shoulder until two strikes.

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When I see replays, britton's ball looks like a strike for a long time and then has insane movement at the end.

When that's coming at 96-98 mph and you don't have much time to react it's easier said than done like frobby said.

This is not junk coming it at 88-90. This is no joke high 90s that looks like a strike all the way and has insane movement. He's just really tough

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Eventually, he'll try to get ahead in the count with a ball more up in the zone. That's your chance to strike. Obviously easier said than done, but I think at least the first couple batters of the inning need to let the bat sit on their shoulder until two strikes.

I disbelieve that.

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Zone Percentage (pitches in the strike zone / total pitches thrown)

Britton (fastball): 38.9%

Brach (fastball): 55.1%

O'Day (slider): 46.8%

Givens (fastball): 60.2%

I didn't randomly select the pitch types, btw. They're their most thrown pitches.

Fairly interesting how low Britton's zone percentage.

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