Brett Lawrie’s Strike Zone Since ‘The Toss’

There has been a lot of talk about the Blue Jays receiving less than stellar treatment from major league baseball’s umpires.  In particular fan believe Brett Lawrie has been getting squeezed since his now infamous tirade and subsequent suspension for removing his helmet rather quickly (and towards an umpire).

I wanted to take a look at strike zone calls (via pitch F/X) versus Brett Lawrie since returning from suspension to see if this has some merit.  I have included each at-bat that had a questionable strike call since his first game after tossing the helmet (May 16, 2012 vs. the Yankees).

I’ll include a chart with each “close call” also.

May 16 vs. H. Kuroda (2nd inning) – In his first at-bat Lawrie had strike two called against him that was a good foot outside, a bad call.

May 16 vs. H. Kuroda (5th inning) – In his third at-bat Lawrie had a tough strike three call on pitch clearly outside.

May 21 vs. J. Hellickson (2nd inning) – In his first at-bat Lawrie’s first pitch was called a strike, and pitch f/x thought it was clearly a ball.

May 25 vs. D. Holland (5th inning) – In his second at-bat Lawrie had one called strike that was borderline however pitch f/x says it was a strike.

May 25 vs. Y. Tateyama (9th inning) – In his fourth at-bat Lawrie was called out on a terrible third strike call as you can see.

May 27 vs. Y. Darvish (4th inning) – In his second at-bat Lawrie gets a ball four call that pitch f/x has as a strike.

May 28 vs. D. Eveland (7th inning) – In His fourth at-bat strike one called versus Lawrie was borderline.

You are the judge, has Brett Lawrie seen an unusual uptick in borderline or close calls since his meltdown?  Is this pretty standard over the course of many at-bats in an eight game stretch?  It will be interesting to see how the umpires react to Lawrie going forward.


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  5. 5 Jane May 30, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    why would you be respectful of someone who is clearly incompetent. Why do people treat umpires with kid gloves? They are well paid and have to start acting like professionals if they expect to be respected.

    • 6 tdotsports1 May 30, 2012 at 10:45 pm

      Some of the umpiring has been atrocious no doubt. Jim Leyland was just begging for more accountability from the umps. This piece shows that even in that first game after he tossed the helmet, they were going to “show the kid a thing or two”.

  6. 7 GoJaysGo! May 30, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    Brett Lawrie needs to just shut-up and play. Let his talent do the talking. Unfortunately the umps are probably giving him the gears, he needs to be respectful for at least a few seasons first.

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