Judging the Royals

Lee Judge breaks down the Royals, game by game.

For Danny Duffy, throwing strikes is not enough

about 15 hours ago

A quality strike is a pitch that not only finds the strike zone, but finds a certain part of the strike zone. Hang around with pitchers, coaches and managers long enough and you’ll hear about the quadrants of the zone: up and in, down and in, up and away and down and away. Unless a pitcher has ungodly stuff, he needs to be able to throw strikes to those quadrants.

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