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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Statcast Sprint Speed Leaderboard |

Moncada joins the leaders.

Jim Furtado Posted: August 15, 2017 at 08:39 AM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Rally Posted: August 15, 2017 at 11:31 AM (#5513540)
I'll try to scale these to the old Bill James speed scores.

SS = ((ft/s-20)*.35)^1.8

Results = Hamilton (30.2) = 9.9

MLB average (Starlin Castro, 27.0) = 5.0

Pujols (23.0) = 1.1
   2. stevegamer Posted: August 15, 2017 at 04:05 PM (#5513812)
Best thing about that chart is JT Realmuto's non-catcher like speed.
   3. eric Posted: August 15, 2017 at 09:33 PM (#5514127)
according to that chart, JT is faster than Mike Trout.
   4. Rally Posted: August 16, 2017 at 09:09 AM (#5514312)
So are about half of the other center fielders. No wonder Trout ranks in the middle by the defensive metrics.

I really wish this had been around in 2012, because Trout certainly seemed faster than everyone else that year - both defensive runs saved, stealing 49 bases in 54 attempts, and beating out infield hits that looked routine.

Last 3 years for Trout:

2015 28.6
2016 28.4
2017 28.3

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