Early Season Pace of Play

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Data via the Baseball-Reference.com Play Index

So far, it appears MLB’s new pace of play guidelines have slightly sped up games. As shown above, when controlling for plate appearances, games been about five minutes slower this season than they were in 2014. (Only nine-inning games were included; 2015 data represents games through April 15, measured against the corresponding period in 2014.)

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