Really interesting article discussing various hitters and how well they hit various types of pitches:
http://www.sny.tv/news/article.jsp?ymd= ... _f&vkey=42
Some notes from last year's data:
Grady Sizemore had only .412 BPS (avg+slg
) against curveballs
Thome lead the league against changeups, hitting 1.424 BPS
Ryan Howard hit 1.119 BPS against fastballs last year
Best changeup belonged to Johan, with .352 BPS against.
Pat Neshek's slider had a league-leading .162 BPS against.
Anyone know where to get more [free] data on this? It would be fun for micro-managing my fantasy team - perhaps I shouldn't start AJ Burnett against curveball-crusher Vladimir Guerrero.