Posted by on May 19, 2017 2:47 pm
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As a result of establishing a wider strike zone, pitchers in the KBO League are increasingly adopting a more varied approach to pitching.

Fastballs, for instance, constituted 59.2 percent of pitches in 2014, 51 percent in 2015, 50.8 percent in 2016 and 47.1 percent this year. Meanwhile, there are 1.1 percent more change-ups and 0.6 percent more curveballs.

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Marvin Moore
Marvin Moore
A former international baseball coach and award-winning sports writer, Marvin is the Managing Editor at World Baseball News. He transformed the Swiss National Team into a B-Pool contender which knocked off 1994 B-Pool champion Ukraine at the European Championship, and won four Swiss NLA titles in six seasons with the Therwil Flyers and Zurich Challengers.

The native Texan compiles the weekly European Baseball Power Rankings, European Baseball Players of the Week, European Baseball Weekend Preview, European Baseball Statistical Leaders, European Baseball Scoreboard and International Baseball Update.

Marvin, who has been an avid Texas Rangers fan for more than four decades, enjoys fishing, teaching youth baseball and playing fantasy sports. He was a co-founder of Mister-Baseball.com and also started BaseballdeWorld.com.

Marvin and his wife Lerma have two kids, Hali (16) and Saentis (13).

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