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Thursday, May 01, 2014

BtBS: Which hitters are responsible for the most and least ‘free outs’?

Anyways, outs must happen. However, all outs are not created equal. There are (relatively) guaranteed outs, and there are less certain outs. A short investigation of the former is what follows.

Since baseball players must make outs, we can at least prefer outs that aren’t free, but we can’t always have what we want. There are two types of what I call “free outs”: the strikeout and the popup. Since we track these things, we can look at who are the leaders and laggards of the free out. What follows are the top 10 and bottom 10 hitters in free out percentage, which is the sum of K% and IFFB%*FB% from FanGraphs. IFFB%*FB% isn’t a perfect measure of popups, but it’ll do.

bobm Posted: May 01, 2014 at 12:31 AM | 12 comment(s)
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