Old_Style wrote: GiantsFan14 wrote:
Do they also offer a "False" Home Run Landing Spots graph?
they use the flight of the ball to extrapolate where its true landing site would be without stands/and other stuff getting in the way...basically where the ball would have landed had it been hit in a wide open field with no obstructions...heres an excerpt of the way they describe it...
http://www.hittrackeronline.com/ wrote:How Hit Tracker Works: Hit Tracker is a spreadsheet tool that takes as inputs atmospheric information and observation data, and gives as an output the true distance that the home run traveled, along with the initial speed of the hit off the bat and the precise angles at which the ball left the bat. It does this by creating as a starting point an initial “best-guess” three dimensional trajectory for the home run, and then modifying that trajectory, a little bit at a time, until the trajectory matches the observed data from the actual home run event.
also looking at some of howard's stats, he hits 21.3% line drives which means his BABIP should be roughly around .330, close to where it has been in the past...this year, however, it is sitting at a very low .269, so it seems pretty likely that howard is running into some bad luck this year (i'm not sure if the shift would have a huge effect on this?). Despite this, it's pretty easy to see that the main problem is just that howard does not make contact enough... right now hes sitting on a contact rate of about 66%, which is just ridiculously low. When you strike out as much as he does, its pretty much impossible to keep up a respectable average, even if his BABIP was closer to where it should be