BATTERS: Early BPV surgers, 2023

With nearly two months of data for us to analyze, let's take a look at the batters whose overall skills as measured by BPV have increased the most from 2022 to 2023.

These hitters (min 30+ AB in 2022 and 2023) have posted a double-digit increase in their BPV from last year to this season:

Let's take a closer look at the most intriguing names in the above group.
 

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Akil Baddoo (LF, DET) hasn't put up noteworthy surface stats so far in 2023 (.259 BA, 2 HR, 12 RBI, 4 SB in 108 AB), but his overall skill level has gone from bad (-15 BPV in 2022) to marginal (24 BPV in 2023). Turns out that Baddoo's plate skills have shown significant growth (+8% ct%, +2% bb%). Further, his exit velocity showed no life in 2022 (85.0 mph EV),...

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