Why You Should Care About Baseball's Reported New Strike Zone
MLB is reportedly raising the bottom edge of the strike zone as early as next season. Here's why that's a really big deal.By Carter Woodiel | May 22, 2016
MLB officials are reportedly working to raise the strike zone a couple of inches, starting as early as next season. This may sound like a boring old rule change, but trust us, this is really important. Here's why.
Strikeout rates in the MLB have been ballooning recently. It's gotten so bad that each of the last eight MLB seasons has broken the big-league record for most strikeouts per game.
With that in mind, ESPN reports MLB execs want to move the bottom of the strike zone from where it is now — right below the batter's kneecaps — to the top of the knees. This is important because more strikes are being called down there than ever.