Hitters That Would Love a Shrinking Zone

February 16, 2015 11:57 PM

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Hitters That Would Love a Shrinking Zone

Nearly 50 years ago, baseball addressed a dramatic decline in hitting by lowering the pitching mound. Now, a recent Yahoo Sports report said that Major League Baseball is considering raising the strike zone in an effort to provide a boost for offenses.

The prospect of this rule change would undoubtedly be a huge advantage to the game’s best hitters. Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton lost a league-high 456 slugging points when he swung at low offerings (.263 on low strikes compared with .719 on all other strikes) last season. The league av...

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