As I said, I'm not sure what constitutes a "bad" pitch. If everything was identical and one pitcher had a 4th pitch of 35, I'd probably go with the other guy. But, other than the DITR dropping a few points on a high 30s pitch, I have no evidence that 40 is the cut-off.
Horace Clarke was my first favorite Yankee. No reason other than he played 2B for the Yankees and I played 2B for my Little League Yankees. Sort of morphed into Roy White then Thurman Munson. I only half-assed followed baseball at the end of HS/beginning of college so it was awhile before I recognized Mattingly. Despite popular belief, Mattingly/Jeter aren't my favorite players. I don't really think I've had one since the late 70s. You reach a point where saying "He's my favorite player" seems a bit weird. But, anyway, you're right. I like the guys who put their head down and go to work more than the "I'm the straw that stirs the drink" sort of players. But, during Reggie's time, I liked him well enough. I probably wouldn't care for him so much now as my attitude towards flamboyance on/off the field has changed.
Somebody in a world I'm currently helping out with recently made the following statement about pitcher's GB/FB rating in the WC:
"gb:fb ratio doesn't have an impact on HRs given up. it merely designates out type. So a low gb:fb will cost you DP opportunities and cause you to give up more sac flies. That's it."
Agree, or disagree, especially on the first part about HR's?
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