some good pitchers come to the Cubs and suddenly throw more balls than strikes ?
some hitters come to Cubs and suddenly swing at more balls than strikes ?
It sure seems like that’s been a problem for the Cubs since Epstein got here. Justin Wilson, Darvish, Kimbrel, Chatwood all went through periods where they couldn’t get the ball over the plate. I’m sure I’m forgetting someone.
Would be curious to know if this could be statistically quantified somehow and then see how the Cubs compare. Is it a general phenomena of new guys taking a minute to find their footing or is it something particular to the Cubs?