Early analysis: New NCAA baseball brings more home runs
The NCAA released its first analysis of how the flat-seam baseball is having an effect on Division I baseball. Through the first three weeks of the season, home runs are up 40 percent. However, runs scored in a game are up only 4 percent and the batting average only increased from .263 to .264. Strikeouts have risen from 6.81 per nine innings in 2014 to 7.66 per nine innings in 2015. Due to weather, teams had played an average of one less game.
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