Very early observations, 2024

Let's take a very early look at some notable week one performances among batters by analyzing them in terms of their batted ball metrics.

The hitters have shown the highest average exit velocities (EV) so far in 2024:

NameLgTmbb%ct%Eye EV LA Brl%
Bobby Witt Jr.ALKC8%72%0.30 101.0 12.8 26.9%
William ContrerasNLMIL13%62%0.40 98.2 6.1 5.9%
Matt ChapmanNLSF5%73%0.20 96.2 19.8 14.8%
Ryan McMahonNLCOL13%78%0.71 95.4 12.6 11.5%
Seiya SuzukiNLCHC11%78%0.57 95.2 17.2 15.4%
Yordan AlvarezALHOU10%86%0.80 94.9 15.7 19.4%
Brandon NimmoNLNYM21%72%1.00 94.8 15.9 5.6%
Gunnar HendersonALBAL11%83%0.80 94.5 14.8 11.5%
MJ MelendezALKC10%79%0.50 94.5 21.8 22.7%
Kyle SchwarberNLPHI8%67%0.27 94.4 8.9 9.1%
Dansby SwansonNLCHC15%70%0.63 

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