Please support FanGraphs by becoming a member. Date Proposing Team Proposing Team Gives Accepting Team Accepting Team Gives; September 1, 2020 1:04 AM : The Looters and Shooters: Jonathan Villar TOR 2B/SS S $6 Joe Musgrove PIT SP R $8 Drew Waters ATL … It had a distance of 405 feet, and it had a standard distance — adjusting for altitude — of 402 feet. At the same time, Baez has drawn a total of 17 walks, and seven of those have been intentional. We hoped you liked reading Javier Baez Is Doubling Down by Sheryl Ring!
Even Baez himself has acknowledged that anything hit in the air in Colorado has a chance to go out.
Yoenis Cespedes, 93 miles per hour.
by Handedness, 2011 June Amateur Draft - Round: 1, Pick: 9, Overall: 9, Team: Chicago Cubs. With your membership, we can continue to offer the content you've come to rely on and add to our unique … Paul Goldschmidt, just short of 100 miles per hour. Projected to be arbitration eligible for the 2021 season. We publish thousands of articles a year, host multiple podcasts, and have an ever growing database of baseball stats. Probably, pitchers are going to have to be extra careful to make sure the pitches down there are out of the zone, because pitches that stay up even just a little bit might turn into one or two or three or four bases. Already, Baez has demonstrated why he’s unusually special. Baez hit the ball an estimated 105 miles per hour. They don’t make ’em like Javier Baez. While others have hit pitches almost like the one Baez hit, they haven’t hit those pitches as hard. Ottoneu Fantasy Baseball. While others have hit pitches almost like the one Baez hit, they haven’t hit those pitches as hard. and play-by-play data provided by Baseball Info Solutions. He can stay back on a slider, and he can obliterate a slider, even if it’s not really all that bad of a slider. For a guy with such a low contact rate, Baez is able to cover the plate, because his nonsensically quick hands afford him the luxury of extra time. Here are all the homers hit by righties against righties throwing breaking balls since 2008: Baez’s homer is in red. Welcome to Javier Baez, who took less than half of one week to confirm that he’s got 80-grade bat speed. Donate to FanGraphs. as distributed by STATS.
Matt Kemp hit one that was kind of similar; he hit the ball 99 miles per hour. I wouldn’t go so far as to say it’s his whole thing, but it’s kind of a big part of his whole thing.
Time will tell how close he gets to his ceiling, but it took less than three full games for Baez to slug his own anomalous dinger. Javier Baez hit a home run we haven’t seen, at least lately, at least to that level of impressiveness and legitimacy. All UZR (ultimate zone rating) calculations are provided courtesy of Mitchel Lichtman. Signed By Raucous Redheads for $21.
Here is Mike Trout hitting an anomalous dinger: The homer demonstrated that Mike Trout is special, because that’s not really a pitch people hit homers on. Support FanGraphs ... FanGraphs Membership. The whole Baez picture will only be understood when Baez is finishing his career, however short or long it might last. All minor league baseball data provided by Major League Baseball Advanced Media Let’s go back to Baez’s debut real quick. Check out our. Admins may or may not choose to remove the comment or block the author. We haven’t quite seen another home run like this in the PITCHf/x era. We just recently updated our player pages for mobile and added a few new features! Play-by-play data prior to 2002 was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted as distributed by STATS. Manny Ramirez, 98 miles per hour.
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It was right on the lower border of Baez’s estimated strike zone. Play-by-play data prior to 2002 was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted What we can say with certainty now is that Baez is extraordinarily talented, and capable of things few others are capable of. as distributed by STATS. We don’t know yet if Baez is going to make enough contact. And please don't worry, your report will be anonymous. We’re all picturing the same swing. by Handedness, that’s not really a pitch people hit homers on, people don’t really hit home runs like that, NERD Game Scores for Saturday, August 9, 2014. But this is why we have the ESPN Home Run Tracker. Nice to have the numbers, especially after hearing so many dismiss it as the Coors Field effect.