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  1. Trumboner!

    Comment by Boo yah Grandma! — May 29, 2012 @ 4:21 pm

  2. It is hard to imagine Trumbo hitting better than .270ish. If anything I’m surprised that he “only” has 8 HR; I wouldn’t be surprised to see his HR increase as his batting average drops, so that he ends up around .270/.330/.550 with 35 HR.

    Trumboner indeed.

    Comment by Angelsjunky — May 29, 2012 @ 4:30 pm

  3. Great analysis. This should be the model for looking into approach changes – or lack of changes to league pitching approaches against him. I would love to see this exact analysis for Eric Hosmer, a guy on the other end of the spectrum who is still as hacktastic 1/3 of the way in as he was at the start of the season. Good for Trumbo on the whole learning thing.

    Comment by Paul — May 29, 2012 @ 4:43 pm

  4. Awesome graphs.

    Comment by Ryan — May 29, 2012 @ 5:57 pm

  5. That’s what this site should be called.

    Comment by Romogenized Melk — May 29, 2012 @ 6:30 pm

  6. So the left side in these graphics is actually the inside part of the plate for him as a right handed hitter? I was confused by this

    Comment by Snoth — May 29, 2012 @ 6:38 pm

  7. I was gonna ask the same question. When I first looked at the Charts without reading I was thinking perhaps like Luke Scott he liked the ball more out to the outside corner so he could get his arms extended. Could someone with knowledge explain exactly how these graphs should be read.

    Comment by yo-yo — May 29, 2012 @ 8:24 pm

  8. Oh, sorry, I should have noted this, they’re all from the catcher’s perspective. Going to go put that in.

    Comment by Jack Moore — May 29, 2012 @ 9:50 pm

  9. Saw Trumbo go yard in person on Monday and Tuesday. He probably has one left for Nova on Wednesday as my Yankees continue to be clueless in Anaheim since 2005 (11-25). Trumbo is in my Napoli/Quentin group of guys who when they hit it, it lands far far away. Nice article/graphs. Good to see the numbers prove he’s learning and someone is clever enough to point this out in an article. I recall watching him in Class A ball many years ago. I understand regression of the BA, but he just seems like somebody who will bust his butt to get better so his game shouldn’t just drop off the map. It’s funny to see Mike Scioscia, who sometimes takes some time before seeing the light, now comfortably playing Trumbo almost everyday because he’s getting the job done. Despite not being a defensive whiz, Trumbo appears to be willing to try whatever position is thrown his way.

    Comment by rdj3video — May 30, 2012 @ 5:23 am

  10. As a Rangers fan, I can honestly say Trumbo looks scary. Last year he looked like the quintessential big / no patience guy who, other than big bombs, didn’t really scare you at the plate.

    Now he looks like a much more complete hitter and this article and these graphs very able illustrates it’s not just my perception.

    The combination of Trumbo and Trout (and Bourjos, to a lesser extent) has to be promising to Angels fans. It’s borderline criminal that Scoscia insisted on playing Vernon Wells and Bobby Abreu ahead of these guys.

    Comment by Mrman — May 30, 2012 @ 2:43 pm

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