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Ozzie Albies

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Is it me? Albies' swing doesn't look as if it generates a lot of bat speed but he hits a ton of HR.

His swing always just seem to carry it a long way...effortless.

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Very much a find a way to get his hits type player now (especially against RHP) unless you throw him a complete mistake and he got one from Hudson on the first pitch once I saw it.

https://baseballsavant.mlb.com/sporty-videos?playId=8e8840bd-9b7c-4785-96be-38060d40f9f2

Ozzie focusing on up the middle here, just a 75.3 MPH exit velocity, but because it's a line drive, and I'm sure other factors, statcast likes it in xBA. There are other cases like these, and it's why despite his hard hit rate not being very high and his exit velocity not being the highest, his low K rate helped combine to him still putting a .285 xBA and .348 xwOBA which is in what I'd call the margin of error.

https://baseballsavant.mlb.com/sporty-videos?playId=41e11cf8-c5b9-47e2-bb97-9f47251183ee

Another example.

He did have a handful of juiced ball HRs (which is going to make it very interesting if they change it back, and its rumored they already have for some odd reason), but he also has some that were crushed, like yesterday's was and this:

https://baseballsavant.mlb.com/sporty-videos?playId=69f64f22-51da-468a-969f-550bc6d2eb69&videoType=AWAY

It barely got out, but in Kauffman you have to absolutely kill the ball to get HRs at times and that was the first extra base hit Kennedy had allowed in a long time so that was not an easy feat.

His average LHH fly ball velocity is not high at 89.4 MPH (actually slightly lower than 2018), but I think your main difference is he was able to find the ability to do it halfway again as a hitter after May between power and "just look to get a base hit". He still looks to try to cheat to get to his power early but later in counts he tries to focus on contact, and as an overall comparison to 2018, he traded 3.3% fly balls and 0.9% ground balls for +4.2% on line drives.

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4 hours ago, VoiceofReason95 said:

Very much a find a way to get his hits type player now (especially against RHP) unless you throw him a complete mistake and he got one from Hudson on the first pitch once I saw it.

https://baseballsavant.mlb.com/sporty-videos?playId=8e8840bd-9b7c-4785-96be-38060d40f9f2

Ozzie focusing on up the middle here, just a 75.3 MPH exit velocity, but because it's a line drive, and I'm sure other factors, statcast likes it in xBA. There are other cases like these, and it's why despite his hard hit rate not being very high and his exit velocity not being the highest, his low K rate helped combine to him still putting a .285 xBA and .348 xwOBA which is in what I'd call the margin of error.

https://baseballsavant.mlb.com/sporty-videos?playId=41e11cf8-c5b9-47e2-bb97-9f47251183ee

Another example.

He did have a handful of juiced ball HRs (which is going to make it very interesting if they change it back, and its rumored they already have for some odd reason), but he also has some that were crushed, like yesterday's was and this:

https://baseballsavant.mlb.com/sporty-videos?playId=69f64f22-51da-468a-969f-550bc6d2eb69&videoType=AWAY

It barely got out, but in Kauffman you have to absolutely kill the ball to get HRs at times and that was the first extra base hit Kennedy had allowed in a long time so that was not an easy feat.

His average LHH fly ball velocity is not high at 89.4 MPH (actually slightly lower than 2018), but I think your main difference is he was able to find the ability to do it halfway again as a hitter after May between power and "just look to get a base hit". He still looks to try to cheat to get to his power early but later in counts he tries to focus on contact, and as an overall comparison to 2018, he traded 3.3% fly balls and 0.9% ground balls for +4.2% on line drives.

Good info

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