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Line Drive Percentage??

Postby daniel80111 » Tue Feb 26, 2008 10:18 pm

What actually defines a line drive?? Is it the angle at which the ball leaves the bat?? The ball speed?? Or is it just a hard hit that anyone can see for themself. If anyone can shed any light on this please do so. Thanks guys!!
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Re: Line Drive Percentage??

Postby GotowarMissAgnes » Tue Feb 26, 2008 10:32 pm

Right now it's a judgement call by the spotters at the game. There's clearly some difficulties in defining it, as there was one year where the number of LDs suddenly spiked upward, maybe because of some internal change in instructions from Baseball Info Solutions.
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Re: Line Drive Percentage??

Postby Ender » Wed Feb 27, 2008 10:47 am

One year they added Fliners which would have changed LD%. A fliner is a ball that isn't obviously a flyball or obviously a line drive but is somewhere in between.
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