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Andre Ethier: What productivity are the Los Angeles Dodgers losing?

Andre Ethier: What productivity are the LA Dodgers losing? How does injury affect lineup productivity?

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2015 Season Report:   

Overview

  • Long strikezone top-to-bottom.
  • Stood up for a high strikezone.
  • 17% of hits were off sinkers.
  • Swung often at pitches up/right in the zone - 75 % of 129 pitches there (63% is avg).
  • Swung often at pitches below the knees and inside half - 38 % of 190 pitches there (22% is avg).
  • Swung often at pitches below the knees and away half - 44 % of 260 pitchAlmost all of his strikeouts were swinging.
  • Hit 93+ fastballs worse than 92- fastballs (0.379 vs 0.512 SLG, 0.276 vs 0.300 AVG, in 87 vs 132 PA).
  • Pitchers threw sinker high.

Strengths

  • Hit cutters effectively when in play, batting 0.5 (0.305 is avg).
  • Hit line-drives well above average frequency - 38% of balls in play (20% is avg).
  • Got hits/sacs most often off cutter (19% of swings) compared to his least (curve 7%).
  • Stretched 2nd to home often on singles - 7 of 9 chances.

Compared to Recent

Worse

  • Worse in the last 3 weeks: |||Getting hits/sacs off up/left pitches in the zone 6% less frequently.

Other

  • Changes in the last 3 weeks: had 11 PA and 453 before. Swinging at 24% more first pitches. Swinging at 23% more pitches up/left in the zone. Swinging at 14% more pitches up/right in the zone. Swinging at 34% fewer pitches down/right in the zone.

Data provided courtesy of Ariball


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