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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: Jorge Soler, Jake Burger, Jesus Sanchez, Nelson Cruz, and Luis Robert.

Wait, did you say Jake Burger? Yup. Want to know what’s interesting? His 114.4 MPH hit wasn’t even a career-high. Last season his max exit velocity was 115.2 MPH. He doesn’t play every day right now but Luis Robert did go down again which could open up some room. If Burger sees 483 plate appearances Zips has him hitting .252 with 18 home runs. Not a bad streaming option.

Big Pete Alonso continues to hit the ball extremely well, yesterday he went two for four with three hard-hit balls. I hope Alonso takes another step forward in terms of plate discipline because if he hits .270 to .280 he will become one of the better hitters in the league.

Xander Bogaerts had a great game yesterday going three for four with a double and one RBI. He also had four hit balls all over 96 MPH.

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.

Kevin Gausman – 19

Marco Gonzales – 16

Pablo Lopez – 15

Jordan Montgomery – 14

Dylan Cease – 13

Seeing Marco Gonzales on this list is definitely surprising. He usually is a weak contact pitcher, this could be something to monitor moving forward.

Kevin Gausman, the swings and misses leader, finished the night pitching eight innings with eight strikeouts. They actually left him in to pitch a complete game but after giving up a hit they brought in Jordan Romano. Gausman looks to be on his way towards another fantastic season.

Pablo Lopez had a dominant start against the tough Cardinals offense yesterday. He pitched seven innings and struck out nine hitters. His changeup was filthy as it had 11 whiffs overall. I really hope his shoulder holds up this season.

Cookie Monster

Carlos Carrasco handled the Giants with ease yesterday as he pitched 7.2 innings where he allowed two earned runs and seven strikeouts. He looked very good on the mound and if he keeps it up the Mets are looking like a really good team. In three starts on the season, Carrasco sports a 1.47 ERA, 26.9 K-BB%, 0.60 WHIP, and a 13.7 SwStr%. If he is still available in your league he needs to be added right away. What a draft-day steal he was…

A Hit Worth Celebrating

Joey Gallo got a hit yesterday so we should all celebrate as he is now hitting a spry .135.

Bo Bichette

Bo Bichette, a first-round pick for many, has really struggled out of the gate. Before yesterday he had zero home runs and zero stolen bases. Trust me, I would know since I have several shares of him. But he looks to be turning it around! Yesterday he went two for four with a stolen base and an RBI! Bichette will be just fine, be patient and he will reward you with his fantastic skill-set.

Sean Murphy, Pitcher Slayer

Our boy Sean Murphy continues to hit the crap out of the ball! In yesterday’s game, he went three for four with a double, a home run, and three RBI. He also had four hard-hit balls all over 102 MPH. On the season, Murphy is hitting .259 with three home runs, 11 RBI, and an 18.4% barrel rate. Keep on hitting because my five shares of you are important!

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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