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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: Carlos Correa, Rafael Devers, Kyle Schwarber, Oscar Gonzalez, and Yandy Diaz.

Tyler Stephenson has been on another planet lately and he is getting a ton of plate appearances making him extremely valuable as a catcher. Yesterday he went three for five with two RBI and three hard-hit balls.

Speaking of catcher Keibert Ruiz went one for four yesterday with three hard-hit balls and he is now hitting .282 on the season.

In his season debut, Oscar Gonzalez went two for four with a double and three hard-hit balls. All three were over 106 MPH. He showed power in AAA last season hitting 31 home runs and his EV readings are indicative of that.

Another day and another Bryce Harper mention as he went one for four with three hard-hit balls yesterday.

Lorenzo Cain went one for four yesterday but had four hard-hit balls. He continues to struggle though as he is hitting .183 on the season with just a .467 OPS.

Holy Tamoli! Is that how you spell it? Anyway, Alex Verdugo went four for six yesterday with two doubles, three RBI, and five hard-hit balls. I think the positive regression is happening.

I know I just mentioned him the other day but Freddie Freeman is hitting like a wild man right now. Yesterday he went four for five with one home run, five RBI, and four hard-hit balls.

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. Frankie Montas – 20
  2. Shohei Ohtani – 17
  3. Hunter Greene – 16
  4. Daniel Lynch – 16
  5. Kyle Wright – 15

The Month of May Leaders:

wRC+

  1. Paul Goldschmidt
  2. J.D. Martinez
  3. Rafael Devers
  4. Bryce Harper
  5. Aaron Judge
  6. Jose Altuve
  7. Mookie Betts
  8. Kole Calhoun (!!!)
  9. Mike Yastrzemski
  10. Mike Trout

Notable:

Darin Ruf – 15th

Trey Mancini – 24th

Javier Baez – 169th

Wander Franco – 163rd

Marcus Semien – 162nd

Barrel%

  1. Giancarlo Stanton
  2. Mike Trout
  3. Kyle Schwarber
  4. Aaron Judge
  5. Trevor Story
  6. Franmil Reyes
  7. Kole Calhoun (!!!)
  8. J.D. Martinez
  9. Shohei Ohtani
  10. Gary Sanchez

Notable:

Eugenio Suarez – 12th

Jeimer Candelario – 19th

Gavin Lux – 169th

Ozzie Albies – 161st

Wander Franco – 159th

K-BB%

  1. Dylan Cease
  2. Zack Wheeler
  3. Gerrit Cole
  4. Shane McClanahan
  5. Shohei Ohtani
  6. Aaron Nola
  7. Robbie Ray
  8. Frankie Montas
  9. Tarik Skubal
  10. Tyler Anderson (!!!)

Notable:

Nick Pivetta – 14th

JT Brubaker – 20th

Patrick Sandoval – 64th

Walker Buehler – 51st

SwStr%

  1. Robbie Ray
  2. Shohei Ohtani
  3. Zack Wheeler
  4. Corbin Burnes
  5. Tyler Anderson (!!!)
  6. Gerrit Cole
  7. Dylan Cease
  8. Shane McClanahan
  9. Kevin Gausman
  10. Pablo Lopez

Notable:

Jordan Montgomery – 12th

Carlos Carrasco – 16th

Jose Berrios – 65th

Framber Valdez – 57th

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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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