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Daren Willman:“Breaking down the quality of contact chart (exit velocity / launch angle)

Jim Furtado Posted: August 20, 2017 at 07:25 AM | 6 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Bote Man Posted: August 20, 2017 at 05:16 PM (#5517458)
So now hitters CAN steer the ball??
   2. Sunday silence Posted: August 20, 2017 at 06:04 PM (#5517538)
i have not yet read the article but I dont quite get the illustration. WHy is "topped the ball" in the middle of the arc? you think if you just barely made contact it would be at one extreme end. Also says "hit under" in the lower half but that would mean fly balls and some HRs isnt that the top half of the chart?
   3. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: August 20, 2017 at 09:53 PM (#5517652)
The color of the words corresponds to the color region in the chart. "Topped the ball" --> .189/0 HR. "Hit under" --> .072/287 HR.

Took me a 2nd glance at it to realize what was going on.
   4. Russ Posted: August 21, 2017 at 06:45 AM (#5517712)
Yeah, the plot itself is really nice (each radial segment is a little bargraph), but a proper legend would have been better.
   5. Russ Posted: August 21, 2017 at 06:46 AM (#5517713)
I also think rates would be better to report than the raw HR numbers
   6. Bote Man Posted: August 21, 2017 at 09:27 AM (#5517759)
Agreed, this chart takes a while to understand. Perhaps that makes it not the best method for presenting the data?

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