I’m putting out a call for research help from you PitchF/X-savvy readers. Watching Homer’s start last night, I was struck by how little he threw inside. Ramon Hernandez was catching. I also noticed, and we’ve discussed, how Aaron Harang seemed to throw inside more in his last start, with Ryan Hanigan behind the plate.
What I’d like to know is if the Reds pitchers throw inside more when Hanigan’s pitching? I assume that could be determined using PitchF/X data, but that’s a project beyond my skills.
If anyone’s up for it, we’d love to publish your research — or link to it, if you’ve got your own blog. I’m just curious about the answer.