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Is The Increase In Strikeout Numbers Good For Baseball?

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Dunkin’ Donuts Poll Question: Do You Think The Increase In ...
Whether it’s a big strikeout to end an inning or getting a batter to wave at an 0-2 fastball, the strikeout is a big, important part of baseball. But is there such a thing as too many strikeouts? In the latest Dunkin’ Donuts poll, we asked fans if they thought the increase in strikeouts is good for the game of baseball.

We’re Seeing More Strikeouts, But It Takes Many More ...
Strikeouts per nine rose by 1.26 between 2005 and 2015, but starters were responsible for less than half of that swell, going from 4.09 to 4.7 strikeouts per start. The increase in reliever usage means that starters rarely go deep into games.

MLB strikeout rate could decrease with rule changes | SI.com
Strikeout rates have been trending upward since the 1920s, but that pace has accelerated over the last decade, and since 2008, the league-wide strikeout percentage (the percentage of plate appearances to end in a strikeout) has set a record every season, and is on pace to do so again this year.

What Strikeouts Have Taken from Baseball - Fangraphs
Watching Carlos Beltran roll over weakly on groundballs is not any more “fun” than watching Chris Carter strike out 200 times a year. Both are equally frustrating. Not one Astros fan would trade having a 120 wRC+ as a team for a 0% K rate and a 100 wRC+. Baseball is fun when you get to watch good teams. Baseball is less fun watching bad teams.

Strikeouts on upswing entering College World Series
FILE - In this Monday, June 11, 2018, file photo, South Carolina batter Jacob Olson reacts after striking out in the fourth inning of an NCAA college baseball tournament super regional baseball game against Arkansas in Fayetteville, Ark. The number of strikeouts in college baseball is the highest on record entering the College World Series.

How many strikeouts is too many, and MLB's next big thing
Every year, baseball's strikeout rate increases. That much we know. What we haven't thought about as much is the victim of the strikeout pandemic: balls in play. Without balls in play, we can't ...

[Brisbee] The strikeout rate is soaring, and Baseball is ...
I like a good strikeout, but it's not like all these strikeouts would have been outs anyway. There's no point comparing it to a routine grounder when a third of all batted balls are hits. ... It's a percentage increase of 32 percent in percentage of outs that are strike outs which is a lot. permalink; embed; save; ... Baseball will always be ...

Strikeouts at an all-time high, but why? | MLB | Sporting News
The most famous strikeout in baseball history isn’t the flailing image of Reggie Jackson against Bob Welch in the 1978 World Series or even the gazing setback for Dale Mitchell that sealed Don ...