Fastest Speed Off the Bat: Does It Matter?

Getting bogged down in a super post on the Giants winning the World Series (congrats, San Francisco). So here’s a brief post.

First of all, http://www.hittrackeronline.com/detail.php?id=2010_20&type=hitter&sortm=sob&sort=desc

I love Jason Heyward. Looking at the numbers, though, there seems to be a pretty strong correlation between speed off the bat and distance.

Likewise:
http://www.hittrackeronline.com/detail.php?id=2010_716&type=hitter&sortm=sob&sort=desc

Doesn’t take a rocket surgeon to figure that out, but there’s more to it. More on this later this week.

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