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Just enough, no doubt!

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Ok, I lied about the photoshopped Bautista. I do have some more numbers, though. They’re kinda fun. According to Hit Tracker, Bautista lead the league in:

“Just Enough” home runs – Means the ball cleared the fence by less than 10 vertical feet, OR that it landed less than one fence height past the fence. These are the ones that barely made it over the fence.

With 13. But of course, he also lead the league in the real ones by a considerable margin. So what percent of Bautista’s home runs were cheapies? Here he is compared to the top 10 in the AL:

Name Just enough %
Jose Bautista 24 %
Paul Konerko 28%
Miguel Cabrera 26%
Mark Teixeira 21%
David Ortiz 34%
Josh Hamilton 31%
Vernon Wells 32%
Alex Rodriguez 37%
Vladimir Guerrero 31%
Nick Swisher 21%

 

Looking good, Jose! If Bautista was a fluke, it’s because he was running into balls, not because they were creeping over the fence.

And just for curiosity’s sake, here’s the same list with no-doubters, defined as

“No Doubt” home run – Means the ball cleared the fence by at least 20 vertical feet AND landed at least 50 feet past the fence. These are the really deep blasts.:

Name No Doubter %
Jose Bautista 35 %
Paul Konerko 15%
Miguel Cabrera 26%
Mark Teixeira 36%
David Ortiz 19%
Josh Hamilton 16%
Vernon Wells 35%
Alex Rodriguez 13%
Vladimir Guerrero 21%
Nick Swisher 28%

 

Also comforting…I still hate this contract!

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Written by halejon

March 12, 2011 at 1:41 am

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