McLaren uses numbers on hitters
From the Times blog:
McLaren plans to hand out a sheet of paper to hitters with some figures to illustrate patience, or lack thereof, at the plate. For example, what each hitter did on the first pitch, what he did on a 1-1 count, 2-1 count, etc.
“It will paint a picture for each of our hitters and theyâ€™ll see that they donâ€™t hit well in certain counts,” McLaren said. “Sometimes it tells you that theyâ€™ve got their minds made up for that pitch no matter what it is. Itâ€™s an ongoing process. Itâ€™s not going to happen overnight.
“Youâ€™d be surprised what some of our hitters hit in certain counts. Thereâ€™s one in particular who just stands out, and you shake your head and donâ€™t know how it happened,” McLaren added.
Raul Ibanez on 1-2? .177/.128/.156?
Beltre on 0-2? .151/.149/.342?
Betancourt on 2-0? .160/.154/.280? Or 2-1? Or 2-2?
Kenji on 1-2? .214/.236/.257?
Lopez on 2-2? .159/.171/.246?
Sexson on 1-2, 2-0, 2-1, 2-2?
Bloomquist on any count?
Vidro, interestingly, is generally fine.