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'Machado’s heroics notwithstanding, MLB hitters are hitting worse on 3-2 than in any season for which we have data, and the three worst seasons on record are the last three. Contrast that to the first years of the data set, when hitter performance in 3-2 counts was as good as it would ever be again. 1988, 1989, and 1990 rank 3-4-5 in tOPS+ by hitters in 3-2 counts for the 33 seasons under discussion."