If someone within your organization, or even someone who’s proactive for your organization, might want to spend some time scouting umpires and their particulars when behind the plate.
There’s umpires who have a strike zone that is as different as night and day, from one umpire to the next. A strike, low and outside to a right-handed batter may work on some, but not on others. I remember one umpire that wouldn’t call strikes on the right-hand corner of the plate when a catcher stuck- out his left-hand mitt reaching for the pitch. He claimed that the catcher’s mitt blocked his observation of that pitch – thus he called a ball. That happened 100% of the time, regardless of how good the pitch was. “If I can’t see the pitch, I can’t call it!” was his reasoning.
It made little or no sense to argue with the man. So, I made it my business to learn if and when that umpire was doing the honors, and I would advise our rotation that day to adjust as necessary – don’t cry, p*** and moan about something that you can’t control.
Perhaps in the amateur ranks this is not something that is common place- I don’t know. But I would venture to say that human beings have common traits, regardless if they’re armature or professional. I assume that the professionals are much better at their trade, but still, being prone to calling a high strike zone, or not, must overlap somewhere along the line.
I would suggest tracking your umpires on a regular basis and learn how to adapt and feed their persuasions and tendencies. I think it’ll make your job just a little bit easier. It did mine.