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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 (Brian) Posted: May 09, 2014 at 11:30 AM | 0 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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