Josh Hamilton Strikezone Constellation: The Ugly Fedora

Ugly Fedora

On the one hand, Josh Hamilton‘s enthusiasm for swinging — documented in some depth recently by FanGraphs managing editor Dave Cameron — has very likely hurt his ability to produce at a high level offensively. On the other, it allows one to make amusing constellations from the pitches at which Hamilton has swung.

Above is just such a constellation — in this case, of what appears to be an ugly fedora — from all of Josh Hamilton’s swings against Chicago White Sox pitchers this past Saturday (box). According to PITCHf/x, Hamilton swung at 33.3% of all pitches outside the zone and 52.6% of total pitches during the course of the game — which figures, to be fair, are almost not considerably above league average.

Credit to Brooks Baseball for strikezone plots.




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Greg Wisniewski (@coolhead2010)
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I assumed the Ugly Fedora was a different degree of the Golden Sombrero, but we all know what happens when you make and assumption.

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Well-Beered Englishman
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3 years 12 days ago

I do hope that The Ugly Fedora (rather redundant) becomes a common term for whatever’s worse than the Golden Sombrero.

Oh, Beepy.
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Oh, Beepy.
3 years 12 days ago

Its actually an ugly fez, even at its ugliest a Fedora gets a three hundred sixty degree brim.

2013 Portland Beavers
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2013 Portland Beavers
3 years 10 days ago

fedoras are by definition ugly.

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