SPECULATOR: Checking in with QBaB

Our Quality of Batted Balls (QBaB) metric, which debuted in the 2022 Baseball Forecaster, boils down the Statcast measures of exit velocity and launch angle to a simple three-digit code for every hitter. The original research from Arik Florimonte can be found here and QBaB's A-F grade thresholds for exit velocity, launch angle, and launch angle tightness are shown below:

 

Last year, Arik looked at how quickly QBaB scores for exit velocity became meaningful and found that for any sample size, a QBaB “A” for Exit Velocity (EV) is correlated with improved QBaB scores over the next 25 Batted balls (1-2 weeks), an "F" portends worse results, and a QBaB EV score of over 100 batted balls is an excellent indicator of upcoming EV.

We used...

Almost!

You’re just a few clicks away from accessing this feature and hundreds more throughout the year that have a singular goal in mind: Winning your league. Subscribe to BaseballHQ.com here!

Already a subscriber? Sign in here

More From Speculator

With 3-4 starts behind us, let's speculate on some early sub-indicator risers and fallers.
Apr 17 2024 3:03am
Adley Rutschman has a perfect "AAa" QBaB score early on.
Apr 10 2024 3:05am
Baseball is back, so let's play a little loose with some speculations from the weekend
Apr 3 2024 3:05am
Our annual Opening Day Eve exercise looks at possible HR, SB, BA, ERA, and K leaders outside the Top 200.
Mar 27 2024 3:10am
If history is any indication, they'll come from all stages of the draft.
Mar 20 2024 3:06am

Tools