The last time I asked this it quickly got off topic. With all the discussion of masks and evo shields, does the stike zone matter in safety. More and more I am seeing smaller strike zones and balls getting hit hard up the middle. I am a fan of corners but not all umpires call them and many umpires strike zones are not even close as defined to the rule book. I can deal with that. I also believe in the middle out the middle. My DD pitches its not about walks and hits its about does down the middle or sweet over the plate effect safety for a pitcher?