07-14-2012 02:06 PM - edited 07-14-2012 02:08 PM
For the Hot/Cold zones in MLB: The Show, I think San Diego Studios should work with Baseball Prospectus & Brooks Baseball to integrate their new research into the game.
This first link shows how Votto hits in each zone based on True Average (an edvanced batting average stat): Joey Votto True Average
Here you can see a hot/cold map for Joey Votto (that is normalized for Left-Handed Hitters, meaning the percentages show how well he hits in a given region compared to other lefties): Votto True Average - Normalized
As you can see, Baseball Prospectus is interested!
Just my $.02