Comment by Sleight of Hand Pro — August 15, 2012 @ 1:31 pm
Interesting observation although it’s laughable at how much better of a hitter Cano is than Aaron Hill.
Comment by ASAP Robbie — August 15, 2012 @ 2:12 pm
This article is a good ramble on the interplay of ISO/ HR/FB rates / BA / babip and how they all paint a picture of the offensive abilities of player and how to assess changes in apparent true talent by looking at batted ball data/results
Comment by Scott Clarkson — August 15, 2012 @ 3:02 pm
I still can’t believe how good Hill has been considering we got him for Kelly Johnson who swings and misses at everything.
Good to see that Hill seems to have figured out what adjustments he needed to make to become a respectable batter again. Does Dwayne Murphy advise his players to hit more fly balls? Joey Bats and Edwin sit around 50% for the year, while Mathis is at 47%.
A bit confused by this: “Hill posted a horrific .196 BABIP in 2010 despite the 26 home runs” Are you saying that a .196 BABIP is horrific even though he had 26 home runs which would lower his BABIP?
Comment by MustBunique — August 15, 2012 @ 3:18 pm
like this is ever a surprise? We already know that Dwayne Murhpy ruins the hitting approach of everyone stupid enough to listen who isn’t a dead pull hitter with power.
Can we do one for Adam Lind too? The day Murph came into the org. in the 2009 offseason his trademark opposite field dominance disappeared entirely and he free falled into obscurity. Those two are only the most notable careers Murhpy ruined.