Strikeout Rate Improvers

Going over the news and who are the biggest improvers in K% so far?

Keep or Kut – Pete (@PeteBBaseball) and Chad (@chadyoung) break down the recent news around the league and identify the ten biggest improvers in terms of K% from 2022 to 2023 so far in the young season.

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1:30 – By far the most important news – Liam Hendriks is cancer free!

5:33Max Scherzer is suspended.

9:16Garrett Mitchell is having shoulder surgery, his season is probably over. Add Jarren Duran?

13:05Logan Allen is up! What should we expect from one of Chad’s Guardians?

19:38Trevor Rogers goes down with a shoulder injury. Could Madison Bumgarner end up a Miami Marlin?

27:28 – With Bumgarner DFA’d, when will we finally see Brandon Pfaadt?

32:44Kris Bubic is having Tommy John Surgery.

33:56Fernando Tatis Jr. has returned! … and went 0-5.

41:48 – After explaining what this segment is about, Pete details why he does not care that Victor Robles has made a massive strikeout rate improvement.

44:55Xander Bogaerts has improved his strikeout rate by 8.8% so far and Chad is enticed.

47:38 – Pete is buying what Cody Bellinger is selling and thinks he might be breaking out again.

59:00Ke’Bryan Hayes has made the biggest improvement in K% from 2022 to 2023, which is great, but Chad wants to see some pull-side power before he buys back in.

1:03:40Nolan Gorman is breaking out, according to Pete.

1:07:42Shea Langeliers has been more patient and making more contact.

1:13:53Josh Jung has cut down on his exorbitant 2022 strikeout rate.

1:15:45William Contreras is another strikeout rate improver, but his HR/FB% is due for some movement in the right direction.

1:21:03Jarred Kelenic is another player that Pete thinks is breaking out, particularly due to his SwStr%.

1:24:23 – Chad’s love of J.D. Davis rolls on as Davis finds himself to be one of the ten biggest improvers in K% so far

Pete Ball

Pete Ball is a graduate of Emmanuel College and a die-hard Red Sox fan. Most of his work for Pitcher List can be heard, not read, on the Keep or Kut Podcast. Download and listen to hear his undying love for Tanner Houck.

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