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Carl Crawford: What to expect in 2016

Carl Crawford: What to expect in 2016

2015 Overview: looking ahead to 2016

  • Long strikezone top-to-bottom.
  • Stood up for a high strikezone.
  • 10% of hits were off cutters.
  • Swung often at pitches up/right in the zone - 75 % of 53 pitches there (63% is avg).
  • Swung often at pitches below the knees and inside half - 39 % of 92 pitches there (22% is avg).
  • Swung often at pitches below the knees and away half - 50 % of 132 pitchesGot thrown first-pitch strikes often (65%).
  • Almost all of his strikeouts were swinging.
  • Pitchers kept curves low.
  • Pitchers threw sinker high.
  • Put cutters into play often 26% of the time (19% is avg).

Strengths

  • Almost never struck out looking - 2% of PA.
  • Hit line-drives well above average frequency - 29% of balls in play (20% is avg).
  • Got hits/sacs most often off cutter (16% of swings) compared to his least (curve 3%).

Weaknesses

  • Hit curves poorly - only 3% of his 26 swings were hits/sacs (12% is avg).
  • Hole below the knees and inside - he got hits only 5 % of the time off his 36 swings there.
  • Hole above the zone - he got NO hits off his 16 swings there.
  • High K/BB ratio of 4.09 (2.66 is avg).
  • Got behind in the count often - 62.5% (50% is avg).
  • May need to be more patient, since he worked into a hitters count only 11.4% of the time (20% is avg).

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