Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

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 Posted: May 09, 2014 at 11:30 AM | 0 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: dave hudgens, mets

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
BFFB
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOTP - July 2014: Republicans Lose To Democrats For Sixth Straight Year In Congressional Baseball Game
(3857 - 1:49pm, Jul 31)
Last: The Id of SugarBear Blanks

NewsblogCardinals Acquire John Lackey
(42 - 1:49pm, Jul 31)
Last: Nasty Nate

NewsblogWhy the Mets Are Right to Save the New York State Pavilion
(8 - 1:48pm, Jul 31)
Last: billyshears

NewsblogAthletics, Twins Swap Tommy Milone, Sam Fuld
(10 - 1:46pm, Jul 31)
Last: andrewberg

NewsblogA's Acquire Lester, Gomes For Cespedes
(112 - 1:45pm, Jul 31)
Last: SoSHially Unacceptable

NewsblogGeorge "The Animal" Steele Mangles A Baseball
(136 - 1:44pm, Jul 31)
Last: NJ in DC (Now unemployed!)

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 7-30-2014
(25 - 1:43pm, Jul 31)
Last: RMc's desperate, often sordid world

NewsblogJULY 31 2014 OMNICHATTER/TRADE DEADLINE CHATTER
(108 - 1:43pm, Jul 31)
Last: zonk

NewsblogSOE: Minor League Manhood - A first-hand account of masculine sports culture run amok.
(169 - 1:41pm, Jul 31)
Last: The Good Face

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread- July 2014
(1048 - 1:37pm, Jul 31)
Last: Eddo

NewsblogHardball Talk: Calcaterra: Nationals-Orioles TV Money Dispute about to Explode
(6 - 1:36pm, Jul 31)
Last: Joey B.: posting for the kids of northeast Ohio

NewsblogDifference of opinion on baseball stats as Derek Jeter climbs all-time hits list
(14 - 12:59pm, Jul 31)
Last: Ron J2

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 7-31-2014
(15 - 12:55pm, Jul 31)
Last: Sweatpants

NewsblogOT: The Soccer Thread July, 2014
(539 - 12:05pm, Jul 31)
Last: frannyzoo

NewsblogRed Sox trade rumors: 'Very good chance' John Lackey and Jon Lester are traded - Over the Monster
(89 - 11:50am, Jul 31)
Last: Fancy Pants Handles lap changes with class

Page rendered in 0.0853 seconds
50 querie(s) executed