Batting

Patrick
Davitt
July 24, 2012 12:03 AM GMT
Five batters, including Robinson Cano (pictured) are whacking more line drives than other players but getting fewer hits.
Patrick
Davitt
July 17, 2012 12:04 AM GMT
Everyone knows Mike Trout will hit 30 homers, steal 50 bags and leap tall buildings at a single bound. All the better to sell him while the price is high.
Patrick
Davitt
July 10, 2012 12:03 AM GMT
For some under- and overperformers like Alcides Escobar, luck has been a significant contributor.
Patrick
Davitt
July 03, 2012 12:03 AM GMT
Batting's core skill is to hit the ball hard. We checked batters for Hard Contact Index (HctX) over the last few weeks.
Patrick
Davitt
June 26, 2012 12:03 AM GMT
We looked through MLB batters for those who have more or fewer RBI than their abilities and team contexts suggest.
Patrick
Davitt
June 19, 2012 12:03 AM GMT
Stealing bases is a "skill" we can measure and compare by combining batters' SB opportunities with their success rates.
Patrick
Davitt
June 12, 2012 12:03 AM GMT
We look for batters over- and underperforming BA and PX.
Patrick
Davitt
June 05, 2012 12:02 AM GMT
Back before the season started, the BBG looked at batters with seemingly “lucky” HR and BA performance in 2011. Now we look back to see if the performances were as lucky as we thought.
Patrick
Davitt
May 29, 2012 12:03 AM GMT
Can Nolan Reimold keep whacking HRs at a 40-HR/550-AB pace? Analyzing how many times his hard-hit flies go out says Reimold, and others, are enjoying some good luck.
Patrick
Davitt
May 22, 2012 12:03 AM GMT
The core skill of any successful batter is to make hard contact, and we look at batters who appear to be demonstrating that skill.
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