Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


Contributors

Jim Furtado
Founder & Publisher
Repoz
Editor - Baseball Primer

Syndicate

Dave Hudgens Newsbeat

Friday, May 09, 2014

Mets Lack of Talent, Not “Hitting Approach”, The Culprit Behind Weak Offense

First, despite the talk about hitting philosophy of “hunting strikes,” the Mets do not appear to be approaching their at-bats much differently from any other major league team.
• When it comes to Swing %, the Mets have swung at 43.8% of the pitches they’ve seen.  This is 24th in baseball; low, not lowest.

• They’re 24th in swinging at strikes, but 27th in swinging at balls, so I guess that’s one bit of good news.

• The worry that opposing teams see the Mets as passive and are pouring in first pitch strikes is unfounded: the Mets have only seen 59.1% first pitch strikes, 22nd in baseball.

 

thetailor Posted: May 09, 2014 at 11:30 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: dave hudgens, mets

 

 

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Dock Ellis on Acid
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogBoston Red Sox prospect Deven Marrero enjoying turnaround in Arizona Fall League | MiLB.com News | The Official Site of Minor League Baseball
(7 - 2:51pm, Oct 25)
Last: puck

NewsblogOT: Politics, October 2014: Sunshine, Baseball, and Etch A Sketch: How Politicians Use Analogies
(3779 - 2:46pm, Oct 25)
Last: David Nieporent (now, with children)

NewsblogDave Dombrowski: Injury worse than expected, Miguel Cabrera 'is as tough as you can possibly be' | MLive.com
(16 - 2:41pm, Oct 25)
Last: Batman

NewsblogJohn McGrath: The Giants have become the Yankees — obnoxious | The News Tribune
(18 - 2:41pm, Oct 25)
Last: Howie Menckel

NewsblogBuster Olney on Twitter: "Sources: Manager Joe Maddon has exercised an opt-out clause in his contract and is leaving the Tampa Bay Rays immediately."
(85 - 2:23pm, Oct 25)
Last: puck

Newsblog2014 WORLD SERIES GAME 4 OMNICHATTER
(1 - 2:15pm, Oct 25)
Last: Batman

Newsblog9 reasons Hunter Pence is the most interesting man in the World (Series) | For The Win
(21 - 2:14pm, Oct 25)
Last: boteman

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread - October 2014
(392 - 2:08pm, Oct 25)
Last: madvillain

NewsblogYost's managerial decisions make for extra-entertaining World Series | FOX Sports
(4 - 1:59pm, Oct 25)
Last: boteman

NewsblogOT: The Soccer Thread, September 2014
(933 - 1:35pm, Oct 25)
Last: Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site

NewsblogGambling Bochy creature of habit when it comes to pitchers | CSN Bay Area
(3 - 1:14pm, Oct 25)
Last: esseff

NewsblogMLB - Royals' Ned Yost keeps managing to win - ESPN
(9 - 12:55pm, Oct 25)
Last: The elusive Robert Denby

NewsblogPhils' philospophy beginning to evolve | phillies.com
(8 - 12:43pm, Oct 25)
Last: Cargo Cultist

Hall of MeritMost Meritorious Player: 1959 Ballot
(7 - 11:46am, Oct 25)
Last: lieiam

NewsblogRoyals get four AL Gold Glove finalists, but not Lorenzo Cain | The Kansas City Star
(17 - 11:46am, Oct 25)
Last: BDC

Page rendered in 1.0188 seconds
47 querie(s) executed