SPECULATOR: Playing with QBaB leaderboards

Our Quality of Batted Balls (QBaB) metric, which debuted in the 2022 Baseball Forecaster, boils down the Statcast measures of exit velocity and launch angle to a simple three-digit code for every hitter. The original research from Arik Florimonte can be found here and QBaB's A-F grade thresholds for exit velocity, launch angle, and launch angle tightness are shown below:

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