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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Evan Longoria: A Bust and Not a Bust | FanGraphs Fantasy Baseball

Is batted ball distance available online anywhere?

Furthermore, Longoria chased pitches outside the zone like never before. His O-Swing% jumped above 30% for the first time, and he’s been below average at making contact with those types of pitches. That might explain what led to the higher SwStk%.

So Longoria got a little swing happy at pitches outside the strike zone. But what about his power? Well, his batted ball distance which had sat in the 287 to 294 foot range over the last four seasons, declined to about 279 feet this year. That’s right around the league average. And so then it’s no surprise that his HR/FB rate also fell near the league average, barely clearing the 10% mark. And it’s not like he was hitting tons of doubles that just fell short of the wall. He went from hitting a double once every 15.7 at-bats in 2013 to just once every 24 at-bats. So this was a legitimate power outage.

Jim Furtado Posted: October 28, 2014 at 10:10 AM | 3 comment(s)
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