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Kershaw Can't Be Stopped

Kershaw Can't Be Stopped

Clayton Kershaw took the mound hoping to avenge yesterday’s loss. Kershaw threw 7 innings

giving up 2 runs to get his 6 th win of the season. The Dodgers offense managed 9 hits led by Joc

Peterson’s 2 hits. Joc spent some time on the DL early in the year and he is trying to get back into form.

Peterson in his short career has hit 52 homeruns and 131 RBI”s. Though with a batting average of .224

there is definitely room for improvement.

Looking into the numbers he walks 14.6% of the time while striking out 28%. He hits 20% line

drives and splits fly balls and ground balls. His plate discipline may be a reason for the low batting

average. His swing rate outside the strike zone is 27%. The exit velocity averages 97% which explains the

power numbers and his launch angle is 13 degrees. This is an optimum angle for line drives. Now here’s

the new stat, “hit probability” this is a number given to a hit ball when using exit velocity and launch

angle. This has been useful when trying to forecast batting average. But at this point for Peterson I

would work on swing path and pitch selection to improve his batting average and thus his power

numbers should go up as well.

YearWLERAGGSSVIPSOWHIP
2017 Stats 6 2 2.43 8 8 0 55.2 57 0.95
MLB Career Stats 132 62 2.37 273 271 0 1815.2 1975 1.01

YearWLERAGGSSVIPSOWHIP
2017 Stats 6 2 2.43 8 8 0 55.2 57 0.95
MLB Career Stats 132 62 2.37 273 271 0 1815.2 1975 1.01

CBS Sports baseball scout Jason Rutherford LA Dodgers Insider


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