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Postby Fantasy Guru » Fri Jul 29, 2005 3:20 am

I've read a bunch of opinions on who is, and who is not a home run hitter. Two seperate people have called both Manny and Pujols "not home run hitters" Though they can both easily make it over 40.

But if you watch a lot of their homers, you know they're headed out, but they're not usually complete no-doubters.

But phew... Adam Dunn, I think the word "mammoth" should only be used to describe his home runs. Just go to MLB.com and watch homers he hits and homers that everyone else hits.

...well, there's always Vlad.

EDIT: After watching some Dunn highlights again, maybe it's just because Dunn seems to pull the ball most of the time and gets the bat around quick, so the ball just disappears, while you see the ball fly off Pujols' bat out in front.
Is it possible that Dunn can swing faster than Pujols?

Oh, and, this is in no way a post to bring Pujols down. I have Pujols on my team, and don't even have Dunn!
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Postby mweir145 » Fri Jul 29, 2005 3:25 am

I'd say Vernon Wells..
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Postby thehat » Fri Jul 29, 2005 3:29 am

Sexson doesn't hit many cheapies, that's for sure. Neither does Vlad.
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Postby matmat » Fri Jul 29, 2005 4:37 am

sheff... there is no doubt the ball will either go over the wall or through it...
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Postby WharfRat » Fri Jul 29, 2005 6:51 am

Ortiz?
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Postby RugbyD » Fri Jul 29, 2005 6:58 am

Sexson

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Postby theclefe » Fri Jul 29, 2005 7:09 am

WharfRat wrote:Ortiz?
Sosa used to be this way


When the bat helicopters around his head, you kow it's gone.

Sheffield lets them fly.

I know he has had only 2 in his career, but I'm sure Juan Pierre has a nice home run swagger.
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Postby NYMetsIn2k4 » Fri Jul 29, 2005 7:12 am

I would definetely say Ortiz hits nodoubters, and Sheff absolutely slaughters the ball when he goes ya-ya.... plus Tejada hits some shots that you just know are gone
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Re: Who hits the most "no-doubters"?

Postby phunkadelic » Fri Jul 29, 2005 7:47 am

Fantasy Guru wrote:EDIT: After watching some Dunn highlights again, maybe it's just because Dunn seems to pull the ball most of the time and gets the bat around quick, so the ball just disappears, while you see the ball fly off Pujols' bat out in front.
Is it possible that Dunn can swing faster than Pujols?


It's entirely possible that one player can swing faster than another. Realize, however, that the speed that the ball comes off the bat is a function of the speed of the swing as well as the speed of the ball, the mass (weight) of the bat, and the rigidity of the bat (batter's grip on the bat mainly).

More importantly, how far a ball travels is based solely on three things: speed off the bat, projection angle, and environmental factors (wind, altitude, etc.) - assuming all balls are of the same shape and weight.

So yes, he could be swinging faster, but if the ball is disappearing from your TV or computer screen faster on a consistent basis, it will necessarily go further on average (assuming we factor out ground balls and pop-ups).

edit: fixed quote box
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Re: Who hits the most "no-doubters"?

Postby Fantasy Guru » Fri Jul 29, 2005 8:51 am

phunkadelic wrote:
Fantasy Guru wrote:EDIT: After watching some Dunn highlights again, maybe it's just because Dunn seems to pull the ball most of the time and gets the bat around quick, so the ball just disappears, while you see the ball fly off Pujols' bat out in front.
Is it possible that Dunn can swing faster than Pujols?


It's entirely possible that one player can swing faster than another. Realize, however, that the speed that the ball comes off the bat is a function of the speed of the swing as well as the speed of the ball, the mass (weight) of the bat, and the rigidity of the bat (batter's grip on the bat mainly).

More importantly, how far a ball travels is based solely on three things: speed off the bat, projection angle, and environmental factors (wind, altitude, etc.) - assuming all balls are of the same shape and weight.

So yes, he could be swinging faster, but if the ball is disappearing from your TV or computer screen faster on a consistent basis, it will necessarily go further on average (assuming we factor out ground balls and pop-ups).

edit: fixed quote box


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