They keep all kinds of great stats over at The Hardball Times – including two of my personal favorites, Line Drive Percentage (LD%) for batters and the Number of Pitches that a batters sees per Plate Appearance (P/PA).
I just like it when a batter works a pitcher. And, I like it when a batter hits a line-drive. Of course, I like it when a batter is good at both of these things. So, why not combine the two (with some multiplication) to come up with an overall rate? Such as this, for the Yankees this season, to date:
Pretty interesting to see how this shakes out, huh?