The strikeout rate across baseball is up yet again. Every season since 2005, the league-wide rate has risen. With that rise, it is only natural that some pitchers will see a spike in their strikeout rates over the previous season while others drop as they lose velocity or command of their pitches.
So far this season, there are 17 pitchers that have seen their strikeout improve by five or more percentage points. That level of shift should raise your eyebrows or maybe even your suspicions, Let's take a look at those showing that level of improvement in 2014 (with at least 70 batters faced).
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