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Exit Velocity Readings

Why are exit velocity readings critical? It’s proven 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. 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: Giancarlo Stanton, Pete Alonso, Brandon Nimmo, Pete Alonso, and Tyler Naquin.

Yesterday Trey Mancini had four hard-hit balls all over 99 MPH as he had two hits in five at-bats.

Anthony Santander was beastly yesterday going three for four with three runs, one home run, and three RBI. He had two hard-hit balls to go along with it.

Hitter Jeff McNeil went one for four with three RBI and three hard-hit balls yesterday. He is now hitting .313 on the season.

Just when I was starting to be out on Hunter Dozier he reels me back in! Yesterday Dozier went three for four with a home run, three RBI, and four hard-hit balls.

Alex Verdugo just keeps hitting the ball lately as he went three for five with four runs and three hard-hit balls. His .221 batting average comes with a .287 xBA. His slugging rate of .331 comes with a .538 xSLG. Meaning he has been much better so far this season than surface-level stats have implicated.

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 essential to view this every day to 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. This could help you catch emerging pitchers before anyone else does if it is the former.

  1. Framber Valdez – 14
  2. Kyle Gibson – 13
  3. Glenn Otto – 12
  4. Jordan Montgomery – 12
  5. Yu Darvish – 12

A Story To Tell Your Friends

Trevor Story truly shined yesterday as he went four for four with five runs, three home runs, and seven RBI. This was much needed for Story as he is now hitting .230 with five home runs and five stolen bases. It also comes with a 111 wRC+, .324 wOBA, and 14.1 Barrel%. Story should be just fine and this is probably exactly what he needed to get going. Eric Cross said it best.

K-BB%

Here are your K-BB% leaders in the last 30 days, remember this is one of if not the best pitching stat in-season.

  1. Shane McClanahan
  2. Freddy Peralta
  3. Corbin Burnes
  4. Shohei Ohtani
  5. Dylan Cease
  6. Aaron Nola
  7. Gerrit Cole
  8. Kevin Gausman
  9. Max Scherzer
  10. Zack Wheeler

Notable:

Corey Kluber – 15th

Luis Garcia – 17th

Ian Anderson – 69th

Jose Berrios – 65th

wRC+

Here are your wRC+ leaders in the last 30 days, a stat that is much better to look at compared to batting average.

  1. Taylor Ward
  2. Aaron Judge
  3. Mike Trout
  4. J.D. Martinez
  5. Paul Goldschmidt
  6. Bryce Harper
  7. Giancarlo Stanton
  8. Rafael Devers
  9. Kyle Tucker
  10. Josh Donaldson

Notable:

Yandy Diaz – 13th

Max Kepler – 20th

Tyler O’Neill – 165th

J.T. Realmuto – 158th

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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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