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Pitching to Contact -- Stats & Analysis subtopic

What to do when your team does not have a dominant strikeout pitcher? Here are a series of articles that explore baseballīs "Pitching to Contact" concept to see if it applies to Fast Pitch Softball.

Pitching to Contact in Softball - Intro star
What is "Pitching to Contact", and does this baseball concept apply to Fast Pitch softball? If your team does not have a dominant strikeout pitcher, this first of a series of articles is definitely one you should read.

Pitching to Contact in Softball - Advantages star
This second article examines some of the perceived advantages of Pitching to Contact for baseball teams, and if those advantages may apply to Softball.

Pitching to Contact in Softball - Analysis star
In this third article of the series, we take Gassko's model for pitch counts, modify it to include errors and double plays, and then plug in Softball's numbers to determine the effectiveness of PtC for Softball. The results are eye-opening...

Pitching to Contact in Softball - Team Approach star
So you are stuck with a less-than-dominant pitcher who needs to be a Pitch-to-Contact pitcher to succeed. How do you structure a team behind her to give her the best chance of success? This article includes my recommendations.

Pitching to Contact in Softball - Pitch Selection star
We take a bit of diversion and talk about pitch selection. Pitching to Contact means pitching within the strike zone, but attacking the batter's weakness. Then, if the batter hits the ball, the likelihood of it being hit hard is low.

Pitching to Contact in Softball – Extreme star
We wrap up the PtC series by looking at a special game situation which requires Pitching to Contact no matter what kind of pitcher. The pitch calling in this situation is unique, and deserves its own article.

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