• Me Likey

    Posted by on June 22nd, 2006 · Comments (3)

    They keep all kinds of great stats over at The Hardball Timesincluding 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:

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    Pretty interesting to see how this shakes out, huh?

    Comments on Me Likey

    1. Rich
      June 22nd, 2006 | 7:57 pm

      OT: I just read on espn that Riske got 3 games. THREE GAMES. How does RJ get 5 for MISSING, while Riske, who was responding to the exact same thing, gets just 3. Unbelievable.

    2. Yu Hsing Chen
      June 22nd, 2006 | 9:41 pm

      Let’s bring back T_Long!!! oh wait :P

    3. June 23rd, 2006 | 8:24 am

      Rich – I think it’s because he’s a RP and Unit is a SP.

      Yu Hsing – gotta admit, that was a bummer for me too. I’ll blame Long’s number on small aample size. Give him 60 more PA and I would bet he would sink on this list.

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