Fun With Numbers, Hitting Edition

God bless you, PITCHf/x tool by Josh Kalk. It doesn't include every pitch thrown in 2007, but it includes a representative sample, so away we go.

Percentage of fastballs seen:

  1. Burke, 68.4%
  2. Ballgame, 65.4%
  3. Vidro, 65.0%
  4. Ibanez, 64.6%
  5. Ichiro, 64.0%
  6. Guillen, 63.9%
  7. Sexson, 62.6%
  8. Betancourt, 62.2%
  9. Lopez, 60.3%
  10. Johjima, 56.5%
  11. Beltre, 55.9%
  12. Broussard, 55.7%
BA on fastballs put in play (includes homers):
  1. Ichiro, .387
  2. Burke, .375
  3. Ballgame, .366
  4. Beltre, .361
  5. Vidro, .347
  6. Ibanez, .346
  7. Guillen, .337
  8. Betancourt, .305
  9. Broussard, .295
  10. Johjima, .282
  11. Sexson, .276
  12. Lopez, .262
Isolated power on fastballs put in play:
  1. Sexson, .301
  2. Beltre, .287
  3. Burke, .250
  4. Guillen, .215
  5. Ibanez, .202
  6. Broussard, .192
  7. Betancourt, .168
  8. Johjima, .127
  9. Lopez, .094
  10. Vidro, .091
  11. Ichiro, .073
  12. Ballgame, .028
Percentage of fastball strikes swung and missed:
  1. Guillen, 13.8%
  2. Sexson, 12.9%
  3. Broussard, 12.6%
  4. Beltre, 11.8%
  5. Ibanez, 10.3%
  6. Ballgame, 10.2%
  7. Burke, 8.3%
  8. Betancourt, 6.0%
  9. Lopez, 5.4%
  10. Johjima, 5.0%
  11. Ichiro, 4.7%
  12. Vidro, 4.4%

BA on offspeed pitches put in play:

  1. Guillen, .414
  2. Burke, .412
  3. Broussard, .407
  4. Ichiro, .362
  5. Vidro, .361
  6. Johjima, .348
  7. Ibanez, .343
  8. Lopez, .341
  9. Beltre, .340
  10. Betancourt, .336
  11. Ballgame, .333
  12. Sexson, .286
Isolated power on offspeed pitches put in play:
  1. Guillen, .289
  2. Sexson, .286
  3. Beltre, .242
  4. Broussard, .204
  5. Johjima, .178
  6. Ibanez, .168
  7. Betancourt, .114
  8. Lopez, .104
  9. Vidro, .098
  10. Ichiro, .096
  11. Ballgame, .067
  12. Burke, .000
Percentage of offspeed strikes swung on and missed:
  1. Sexson, 32.8%
  2. Broussard, 23.3%
  3. Guillen, 23.2%
  4. Beltre, 23.0%
  5. Ballgame, 20.3%
  6. Johjima, 19.5%
  7. Lopez, 18.2%
  8. Betancourt, 15.8%
  9. Ibanez, 15.0%
  10. Burke, 12.8%
  11. Vidro, 11.5%
  12. Ichiro, 10.5%
Percentage of fastballs thrown for strikes:
  1. Beltre, 70.5%
  2. Ballgame, 69.1%
  3. Betancourt, 68.9%
  4. Johjima, 68.6%
  5. Lopez, 68.2%
  6. Broussard, 66.1%
  7. Burke, 64.5%
  8. Guillen, 63.3%
  9. Ibanez, 62.4%
  10. Ichiro, 61.8%
  11. Vidro, 60.9%
  12. Sexson, 59.1%
Percentage of offspeed pitches thrown for strikes:
  1. Burke, 71.1%
  2. Lopez, 68.7%
  3. Ichiro, 67.2%
  4. Beltre, 65.1%
  5. Betancourt, 65.1%
  6. Johjima, 63.4%
  7. Broussard, 63.3%
  8. Ballgame, 63.1%
  9. Guillen, 62.7%
  10. Vidro, 62.0%
  11. Ibanez, 60.6%
  12. Sexson, 58.3%
A few other things of note:

-Ben Broussard has curveball nightmares, and pitchers know it
-Jose Vidro makes contact on everything
-I don't know how many lives Raul Ibanez has, but he's got to have a bunch, considering he dies every time a lefty throws him a slider
-If you were a lefty in 2007, and you were facing Jose Guillen, you'd have been better off shooting yourself
-King Awesome swings really hard

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