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

Evan Longoria Newsbeat

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)
  Beats: evan longoria, rays, sabermetrics

 

 

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Vegas Watch
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogBring Back Selig - New Commissioner Manfred is a Moron - Halos Heaven
(472 - 7:33am, Jan 29)
Last: You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR)

NewsblogOT - Politics January 2015 - Mario Cuomo, New York Governor and Minor League Ballplayer, Dies at 82
(3990 - 7:19am, Jan 29)
Last: GregD

NewsblogRanking baseball's greatest dynasties - SweetSpot Blog - ESPN
(121 - 7:17am, Jan 29)
Last: Eric J can SABER all he wants to

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread - January 2015
(1576 - 6:10am, Jan 29)
Last: NJ in DC (Now with Wife!)

NewsblogOrioles Do Something, Add Lottery Ticket in Travis Snider | FanGraphs Baseball
(24 - 3:20am, Jan 29)
Last: Dr. Vaux

NewsblogOT: Soccer January 2015
(355 - 1:59am, Jan 29)
Last: The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott)

NewsblogHistory hurts Shields' chances at landing a big contract | FOX Sports
(26 - 12:45am, Jan 29)
Last: bbmck

NewsblogIN PURSUIT OF PENNANTS: #14 — Brian Sabean
(57 - 11:44pm, Jan 28)
Last: Roger McDowell spit on me!

NewsblogTime for hitters to counter defensive shifts | MLB.com
(3 - 11:14pm, Jan 28)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogProspect Watch: Top 10 third basemen | MLB.com
(12 - 11:01pm, Jan 28)
Last: Cabbage

NewsblogWhere will Moncada land among Major suitors? | MLB.com
(9 - 9:50pm, Jan 28)
Last: snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster)

NewsblogJudging the Royals: Should Yordano Ventura be the Royals’ opening day starter?
(1 - 9:05pm, Jan 28)
Last: Baldrick

NewsblogOT: Wrestling Thread November 2014
(457 - 9:02pm, Jan 28)
Last: Good cripple hitter

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 1-28-2015
(9 - 8:54pm, Jan 28)
Last: AndrewJ

NewsblogKen Rosenthal on Twitter: Nationals sign free-agent reliever Casey Janssen
(5 - 7:43pm, Jan 28)
Last: Bourbon Samurai

Page rendered in 1.1670 seconds
47 querie(s) executed