If the robot umpire system (ABS) is introduced, pitchers will be at a disadvantage…ABS will be fully implemented. The attack index for the 2023 season of the U.S. minor league Triple A will be higher than the previous year.
KBO has decided to introduce a robot referee system (ABS) next year. In the future, machines, not human referees, will judge balls and strikes.
It is noteworthy that the KBO is implementing it earlier than the U.S. Major League and Japanese professional baseball.토토사이트
The Major League will not implement a robot umpire system next year either. We decided to continue experimenting in the minor league Triple A.
When the KBO suddenly decided to implement a robot referee system, American and Japanese media showed interest.
CBS Sports in the U.S. reported the situation in the Major League while reporting the news of the KBO’s implementation of the robot umpire system.
Some Japanese media also paid attention to what effect the KBO’s surprise implementation of ABS would have on Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB).
CBS Sports revisited what Commissioner Rob Manfred said in June: “There are clearly unresolved operational issues with ABS. Despite all the testing, there are still unresolved issues.”
According to CBS Sports, MLB tested two versions of ABS in minor league Triple-A this year. A fully automated zone was used on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, and a challenge system was used on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The challenge system allows human umpires to call balls and strikes and allows each team to appeal the calls three times per game.
According to The Athletic, MLB last month adjusted ABS to create a more personalized strike zone for each batter, CBS Sports reported.
Throughout the season, some Triple A pitchers reportedly complained that the ABS zone was tight, especially in the corners.
For this reason, CBS Sports explained that offense increased significantly in Triple A this year, and ABS played a role to some extent.
He said, “Increased attack power is not necessarily a bad thing, but ABS can bring a huge change to the sport.”
According to CBS Sports, the 2022 Triple-A offensive slash was 0.264/0.360/0.443, which was higher than 0.256/0.340/0.428 in 2022. In 2022, Triple A implemented ABS only in some leagues.
Scoring was also higher at 5.70 points per game in the 2023 season than 5.25 in 2022.
The strikeout rate was 22.4%, lower than 2391% in 2022, and the walk rate was 12.0%, higher than 10.3% in 2022. With the introduction of ABS, strikeouts have decreased and walks have increased. Pitchers are at a disadvantage.