Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Royals O-Swing% At The All-Star Break

This graph will give you an idea of how Royals batters have been doing at laying off pitches outside of the strike zone. (Click here to read an introduction to O-Swing%.) Best in the AL so far this year is Bobby Abreu, who is swinging at just 15.9% of pitches out of the zone. Three regular AL batters have a higher O-Swing% than Yuni: Alex Gonzalez (41.0), A.J. Pierzynski (43.7), and--who else?--Vlad Guerrero (48.4).

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Here's a look at all those great outside-the-zone pitches Yuni has hacked at so far:

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