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MLB Cracking Down on Cheating Pitchers M

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      January 16, 2023 9:02 AM MST
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  • Major League Baseball has increased its efforts to maintain the integrity of the game. Clayton Stoner Women Jersey , a memo from MLB to its clubs has outlined how they attempt to "crack down" on the use of foreign substances by pitchers to manipulate the baseball.Specifically, the league will:Increase monitoring by compliance officersInspect baseballs taken out of play, using a third-party lab to check for illegal substancesUtilize spin rate analysis , compliance officers will monitor nearly every facet of the ballpark, including dugouts, bullpens, clubhouses, and batting cages. Then, Nikita Kucherov Jersey they will collect a random sample of balls for the lab, who will search not just for the substances themselves, but the types being utilized.The league also plans to study Statcast data, and will compare spin rate to each pitcher's career norms.While serving as MLB senior vice president, Texas Rangers EVP and general manager Chris Young , informing them of MLB's plans to crack down on the use of foreign substances to doctor baseballs, . When the COVID-19 pandemic shut down camps last spring, MLB obviously put Ian Cole Women Jersey this i sue on the back burner. , the memo from MLB reads:Scroll to ContinuePlayers are subject to discipline by the Commi sioners Office for violating the Official Baseball Rules regardle s of whether evidence of the violation has been discovered during or following a game.Like it or not, fair or unfair, pitchers manipulating, or doctoring, the baseball has always been a part of the game. With the increased knowledge of how spin rate affects fastballs and breaking balls alike, it's no secret that pitchers have utilized foreign substances to help increase their spin rate.A fastball Travis Hamonic Jersey that is below league average in velocity will appear faster to the hitter if it has a high spin rate. Add that to the trend of increased velocity and breaking ball usage throughout the game, and hitters are being forced to change the way they approach each at-bat.It's no secret that MLB has wanted to increase the number of balls hit into play. The league is also that could potentially increase on-base percentages, stolen bases, and could even ban the defensive shift Frederik Andersen Women Jersey .Despite the use of foreign substances breaking , there has never been an effort like this to ban said substances. In the past, questioning an opposing pitcher meant exposing your own pitchers to the same criticism.It will be very interesting to see how this plays out.READ MORE:READ MORE:READ MORE:
      December 6, 2022 10:15 PM MST