You might want to add league averages for each category on the player pages, or at least make a show/hide toggle for them. That would be much easier than finding this post every time someone looks at these numbers, especially for someone who didn’t see this post.
Why is O-Contact% consistently rising? Random or real?
Comment by Edgar for Pres — April 30, 2008 @ 2:03 pm
Is the Zone% data accurate for the Los Angeles teams? It is suspicious to me that for the last 2 seasons, all of the qualified hitters from the Dodgers and Angels have the lowest Zone% in the league. This can’t be right, can it?
Hey David, I have a very minor suggestion. I was looking at these definitions:
# O-Swing%: The percentage of pitches a batter swings at outside the strike zone.
# Z-Swing%: The percentage of pitches a batter swings at inside the strike zone.
…and I didn’t understand why these two figures didn’t add up to 1. The wording makes it seem as though the denominator of both stats is swings. When you add these definitions to the glossary (hint, hint), I’d suggest something like:
Percent of pitches outside the strike zone that a batter swings at.