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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Sanchez, Judge, Bellinger have better Home Run rates in major league than minor.

Say what? Yes, the rookie Home Run sensations of 2016 and 2017 have better HR Rates (AB/HR (lower is better)) in the Major League. Read the excerpt below as to why and then view the data on:
Gary Sanchez (Yankees) 6-2230lb, Born: December 21992 (Age: 24-204d)
Aaron Judge (Yankees) 6-7282lb, Born: April 261992 (Age: 25-059d)
Cody Bellinger (Dodgers) 6-4210lb, Born: July 131995 (Age: 21-346d)

The Juiced Ball Is Back
New testing suggests the baseball is at least partially responsible for MLB’s huge homer spike
by Ben Lindbergh, Staff Writer, The Ringer June 14, 2017


... Rob Arthur and I showed last year that despite significant overlap in the Triple-A and MLB player pools, the home run explosion hadn’t yet extended to the upper levels of the minor leagues, which use balls manufactured in China that differ from the Costa Rica–made MLB ball. And fourth, the homers have been distributed disproportionately, flattening the distance between hitters on the home run leaderboard rather than inflating any individual totals to record highs. Less powerful hitters have derived bigger benefits, which seems consistent with the fact that there’s a fly-ball-distance sweet spot where balls become much more likely to turn into homers. Players who previously had warning-track power might have more to gain from adding extra feet to their flies and regularly reaching that sweet spot than the elite sluggers who were already comfortably clearing the fence.
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MajorMajorMajorAAAAAAAAAMinorMinorMinor
ABHRAB/HRABHRAB/HRABHRAB/HR
Sanchez3673211.476733121.712,69811423.67
Judge3402911.725802721.481,2975623.16
Bellinger206229.367889.751,3326520.49
rookie:ABHRAB/HR
Sanchez2012010.052016
Judge256269.852017
Bellinger206229.362017

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