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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: Aaron Judge, Christian Arroyo, Austin Riley, Jorge Soler, and Jason Heyward.

Avisail Garcia has gotten off to a slow start but he has started to hit the ball much better as of late. He went one for four yesterday with four hard-hit balls all over 97 MPH. I hope he starts to hit better moving forward because I have several shares.

Carlos Correa finished yesterday’s game going three for five with one run, three RBI, and four hard-hit balls (all over 102 MPH). Hopefully this can get his bat going.

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. Jose Quintana – 16
  2. Chris Flexen – 15
  3. Patrick Corbin – 14
  4. Freddy Peralta – 13
  5. Drew Smyly – 13

Turning Back Time

Jose Quintana you dirty dog you. Against the Milwaukee Brewers Quintana completed five innings while striking out nine hitters. Yes, you read that right. Jose Quintana had nine strikeouts. He also had 16 whiffs and a 38 CSW% pitching better than the other pitcher in this game…Freddy Peralta. I do not think this is real but I am super happy for Quintana and this performance.

Patrick Corbin is alive! Against the Miami Marlins, he pitched six innings allowing two earned runs with eight strikeouts. Corbin accumulated 14 whiffs with seven coming from the slider. The slider was up a full mile per hour and looked much better in terms of movement. If your team is struggling and you want to make a speculative add I could see someone grabbing Corbin. Otherwise, let’s see what he does in his next outing.

So…uh…Martin Perez had a perfect game through six innings. He, unfortunately, let up a hit but overall it was a fun and great performance for Perez.

Austin Powers

Don’t look now but Austin Hays has been hitting really well lately, like really well. In the past two weeks, he is hitting over .300 with a solid wRC+ and high OPS. In yesterday’s game, he went four for five with three doubles, and an RBI. Hays is a solid bat and was projected to hit twenty home runs with over five stolen bases while hitting .250. I am pretty sure everyone can use him on their team and if he picks that average up to the .270 range he will be even more valuable.

On The Road Again

Remember when Austin Gomber shocked the fantasy world and had a crazy good start to the 2021 season? And then everyone got what we called Gomer’d. At the end of April against the Giants Gomber let up nine runs in just 1.2 innings. Well, if we can move past this horrible memory from last season we can remember that Gomber was pretty darn good at times. Gomber has pitched well on the road so far this season including yesterday against the Phillies where he lasted six innings while striking out six and only letting up two earned runs. Gomber is a decent streaming option when he isn’t in Coors and I think you can take advantage of that.

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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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