If we truly wanted to project HR/FB rate based on our choice of any variables, then yes, speed off bat, trajectory, angle, etc would all have to be included.

]]>of course if horizontal and vertical angles aren’t stats that stabilize for individual players, then it wouldn’t be very useful.

]]>Anyway, you’re looking at the result of ball distance when that’s just another stat to misrepresent the truth, like batting average. ]]>

Just my thoughts after having read the 3 articles on this subject thus far.

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