Other Offensive Stats

Batted Ball Direction
  1. Pull%
  2. Cent%
  3. Oppo%

Allows us to contextualize a hitter’s performance (i.e. are they a pull hitter?)

– There is not an ideal distribution here

Quality of Contact

  1. Soft%
  2. Med%
  3. Hard%

Started measuring in 2002 and is far from perfect.

– Based on hang time, trajectory and landing spot (exit velocity is not included)

– There is not an ideal distribution here

Pitch Values

AKA Pitch Type Linear Values

  • How well does a hitter do with a certain situation and / or pitch?
    • How well does a player hit the curveball?
    • Are they better in 1-0 or full counts?
  • A retrospective look at situational performance but not very predictive