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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: Eric Hosmer, Julio Rodriguez, Seth Brown, Wander Franco, and Darin Ruf.

Wander Franco’s top exit velocity here (112.4 MPH) was a career-high for him! It was nice to see him bring some power yesterday and if he can continue to do so he could bring a lot more value than most people thought.

Would you look at that, we have a Juan Soto sighting! He went two for four with a double in yesterday’s game which included three hard-hit balls. The best hitter in the league right there!

Josh Naylor has been hitting the ball well since he joined the team. He currently holds a .444 batting average and a 1.030 OPS. He went two for four with a double while also hitting three balls over 103 MPH.

Jean Segura channeled his inner power yesterday finished with four hard-hit balls all over 95 MPH. Nothing too much to look into, just a good day of hitting from him.

Michael Chavis is at it again as he went one for four with three hard-hit balls, a home run, and one run. He is hitting .400 on the season with a 1.138 OPS. He should be added in your leagues.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. had four-hard hits yesterday all over 100 MPH. Dude is a stud.

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. Kyle Wright (20)
  2. Trevor Rogers (17)
  3. Glenn Otto (15)
  4. Freddy Peralta (13)
  5. Nick Martinez (13)

It’s nice to see Trevor Rogers have a rebound start here, the 17 whiffs are great and he should be back to his normal self.

Freddy Peralta also had a nice bounceback as he pitched through five innings with six strikeouts while allowing just one earned run. He should be fine moving forward.

Glenn Otto is super interesting here. He had an easy matchup but he was racking up the strikeouts in AAA with a 37.5 K% so this could be a sign of things to come. I think Otto is a really nice speculative add, especially in 15-team leagues.

A New Ace In Town

Mr. Kyle Wright is truly breaking out and seems to be the new Ace in town. Last night he pitched six stellar innings allowing zero earned runs while striking out 11 batters. He had 20 whiffs overall as he got seven from his curveball and seven from his four-seam fastball. He currently has a 36.4 K-BB%, 1.06 ERA, 0.76 WHIP, and a 16.3 SwStr% all of which are elite numbers. We don’t usually like to toot our own horn but we called it in this very article!

Velocity Down

Hunter Greene who usually pumps out his fastball at 100 MPH was “only” throwing it 95.8 MPH yesterday. A four MPH difference is a huge difference and this is definitely something to monitor moving forward. It could mean he is injured, or it could just be a weird blip. We don’t know but time will definitely tell.

Bruce…Wayne?

Okay, which great pitcher is out on the mound wearing a Bruce Zimmermann costume? Zimmermann is weirdly…good? Last night against the Angels, MLB’s hottest offense) he pitched six innings allowing just two earned runs with six strikeouts. He had 12 whiffs and a 28 CSW%, both decent numbers. On the season in three starts he has a 1.20 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, an 18.6 K-BB%, and a 12.9 SwStr%. Zimmermann has gone on streaks like this before but these numbers read as if he is a high three ERA pitcher. I think in deep leagues he is a good speculative add.

Brandon Nimmo

I am going to be a bit of a homer here with Brandon Nimmo. The announcers in one of the first Mets games were talking about Nimmo’s work ethic. He said that this off-season he was putting in a lot of extra work because every veteran says to him that their biggest regret is not working hard enough. After last nights performance where Nimmo went two for five with a double, he is hitting .325 on the season with a 1.001 OPS. He also has a 195 wRC+, .426 OBP, a 12.9 Barrel% (5.5% for his career), and a 92.3 Z-Contact rate. Nimmo could be in for a very good season if he stays healthy, especially leading off for that offense.

Saves Around The League

Giovanny Gallegos collected his fourth save of the year against the Reds, it seems like he could end up with 20-30 saves at this point.

Seth Lugo notched his first save as Edwin Diaz blew his save chance. Diaz should be fine moving forward.

Aroldis Chapman grabbed his fourth save of the season against the Guardians.

Corey Knebel grabbed his third save against the Brewers.

Matt Barnes has risen! After the Red Sox brought in Diekman who ran into a ton of trouble they brought in Barnes to rescue the day as he notched his first save.

Kenley Jansen grabbed his fourth save of the year.

Chris Stratton grabbed his second save of the season and of the week. I think Bednar is the high leverage guy and Stratton will get a good chunk of the save opportunities.

Jordan Romano now has eight saves on the season! He has to be a top-three closer.

Emilio Pagan grabbed his second save and looks to be the closer in Minnesota…for now. It was a rough outing so we shall see.

Jorge Lopez grabbed his third save facing the Angels.

Andrew Munoz makes a save appearance and notches his first of the season! The Mariners are running a true committee.

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Michael Simione

Michael Simione

Michael Simione is the owner of SPStreamer.com. 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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