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Exit Velocity Readings

Why are exit velocity readings important? It’s a proven fact that the harder a hitter hits the ball the better the outcome. Of course, there is a bit more to it than that, like launch angle, but overall it is an important metric to look at. Max exit velocity is also important to look at because it tends to show the power output a hitter can have. This is why we track both of these stats every day in this article.

Your top max exit velocity readings from yesterday, in order: Rowdy Tellez, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Ryan Mountcastle, Julio Rodriguez, and Bryce Harper.

It’s great to see Julio Rodriguez on here as he hit a single for 111.7 MPH last night. He is starting to come around and string together a few hits what’s also great is he stole two bags last night!

Paul Goldschmidt went two for five yesterday with a double and a strikeout. He has been struggling early on but he did have three hard-hit balls all over 97 MPH and hopefully, he can get going now.

Vladimir Guerrero went two for three yesterday with two hits over 103 MPH and is now hitting .317 on the season.

A bit of the unlucky bug hit Xander Bogaerts yesterday! Bogaerts went hitless yesterday in four at-bats but what’s crazy is he hit three balls over 95 MPH.

Harold Ramirez is seeing some playing time over in Tampa Bay. Yesterday he went one for four but had four hard-hits with three over 99 MPH. He is definitely an interesting hitter.

Ian Happ continues to hit well and seems to be in for a fantastic season. He went one for four yesterday with three batted balls all over 100 MPH. Happ can help you in all categories.

Chas McCormick is hitting the ball really well as he went two for four yesterday with three hard-hit balls. He is the strong side of a platoon so if he faces a bunch of right-handed pitchers, McCormick is a fantastic stream.

Kyle Schwarber has been struggling in terms of batting average but he is still hitting home runs, which helps. Last night he went two for four with three hard-hits, a home run, and three RBI.

So this is fun, Orlando Arcia had four hard-hits last night and all of them were over 101 MPH. Interesting, very interesting.

Swings and Misses:

Why are swings and misses important? For pitchers, this can show their talent since the best pitchers in the world always have a knack for creating whiffs. The higher the whiff rate, the higher the strikeout rate. It’s also important to view this every day so we can spot outliers. If an unusual name pops up on the list it could mean one of two things, either they are evolving as a pitcher or they just had a lucky day. If it is the former this could help you catch emerging pitchers before anyone else does.

  1. Corbin Burnes (17)
  2. Max Scherzer (15)
  3. Max Fried (13)
  4. Joe Musgrove (13)
  5. Framber Valdez (12)

Mr. Met

Francisco Lindor had himself a day yesterday. In a doubleheader, overall, Lindor went four for nine with two doubles and a game-winning RBI single! It’s been great seeing the old Lindor back and I think last year he was just pressing hard after signing a big contract. Overall for the season, Lindor is hitting .310 with three home runs, 10 runs, nine RBI, and three stolen bases. Keep on hitting baby!

Burnes Baby

Corbin Burnes decimated the Pittsburgh Pirates pitching seven innings with two earned runs and ten strikeouts. He had 17 whiffs overall with a 37% CSW rate to go with it. After his rough first start, Burnes has pitched 14 innings with a1.29 ERA and a 36% strikeout rate. Burnes is a bonafide Ace and will continue to be a top-three pitcher, now if only Gerrit Cole could get it together.

The Best Closer In MLB

I don’t think anyone can question the skill level of Josh Hader. He is beyond amazing at what he does and will likely go down as one of the best bullpen arms of all time. So far this season Hader has five saves in five chances and hasn’t allowed a run. He is also sporting a 38.9 K% and 1.45 FIP. He is amazing.

Musgrove The Ace

Joe Musgrove had another dominant start yesterday against the Cincinnati Reds. He pitched 6.1 innings with two earned runs and seven strikeouts. He also tallied 13 whiffs, eight from the slider, and 22 called strikes. In three starts this season Musgrove holds a 1.89 ERA, 0.74 WHIP, and a 29.0 K-BB%. He has looked really good this season as he continues to feature that fantastic slider of his. Let’s hope he can keep the training rolling (which I think he will)!

A Ray Of Sunshine

Robbie Ray was able to rebound yesterday as he pitched six innings with two earned runs and four strikeouts. It still isn’t the Ray we saw last season due to the low strikeout total but he did give up just one walk. That’s what matters for Ray, the walks. He had a slow start to last season as well where in his first two starts he had just six strikeouts and nine walks so maybe he is just a slow starter? Either way, keep holding on and hope that this start is the beginning of a better Ray moving forward.

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Michael Simione

Michael Simione

Michael Simione is the owner of He started the blog based on a Twitter account he created back in 2018. He specializes in pitching as well as streaming pitchers. He most importantly is a die-hard Mets fan.

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