RESEARCH: Quality of Batted Balls


It is well established that for batters, the greater the exit velocity, the better. We’ve also published work here showing that a greater mean launch angle is also good, with no apparent upper limit, and that smaller launch angle variability is also correlated with better batted ball results. Today we’ll set out to create a metric to capture the overall quality of a hitter’s batted balls.


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