Hitting on Joey Votto

By popular demand*, here is the companion piece to Eno Sarris’s excellent Joey Votto on Hitting, published yesterday. As this is an exploratory post on a poorly understood subject, my intention here is not to give you any kind of exhaustive analysis, but simply to highlight some basic strategies that will be familiar to attentive fans. I hope that gathering these in one place will be enough to get a conversation going, because what we’re looking at here is quite possibly the next frontier in sabermetrics.

The Pickup Line

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The Hard-to-Get

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The Swoon

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The Laugh

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The Jump

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* Thanks to FanGraphs user steex for the idea.




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Cody
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Cody
3 years 5 months ago

The swoon is so great on so many levels.

Tim
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Tim
3 years 5 months ago

No matter what she does, she just can’t get him to pop up.

leeroy
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leeroy
3 years 5 months ago

Well Votto has been known to go both ways

melbredsox
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melbredsox
3 years 5 months ago

That’s possibly the greatest Fangraphs comment ever.

Tim
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Tim
3 years 5 months ago

I’m totally going to put “Author of NotGraphs’ greatest dick joke” on my resume.

thecodygriffin
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thecodygriffin
3 years 5 months ago

This comment deserves its own NotGraphs post. Well done sir.

Tim
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Tim
3 years 5 months ago

The post will be disappointingly smaller than you had hoped.

AJT
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AJT
3 years 5 months ago

Brilliant…simply brilliant

Mr. Observant
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Mr. Observant
3 years 5 months ago

I’m afraid Joey Batse (Canadian Edition) might have leprosy judging by the pallor of his skin in “The Jump”. He needs to find a nun to cleanse those sores and help stitch his fingers back onto his hands before Opening Day.

MDL
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MDL
3 years 5 months ago

Not to be confused with Joey Goatse

Jon L.
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Jon L.
3 years 5 months ago

One day you’re reading a suggestion in the comments, and the next day it’s an article on Notgraphs. This is (or, perhaps more honestly, has virtually nothing to do with) why I read Fangraphs!

steex
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steex
3 years 5 months ago

Providing the ignition for the flame that is this post is probably the greatest achievement of my life. Thank you, Mississippi Matt Smith, for making a humble man’s dream come true.

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