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Miguel Cabrera's strikeouts down

Postby duckbillgates » Tue May 26, 2009 1:16 am

I've noticed Miggy has really cut his strikeout rate so far this year. He's a guy who typically strikes out around 130 times a season. He's currently on pace for about 80.

Anyone have any insight as to why? Change in his approach? Small sample size? Or is he just moving on to the next level?
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Re: Miguel Cabrera's strikeouts down

Postby thebawler » Tue May 26, 2009 1:27 am

I think it would have to do with maturing as a hitter, but what do I know :-S
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Re: Miguel Cabrera's strikeouts down

Postby fbc_fan » Tue May 26, 2009 3:07 am

nothing is really out of the ordinary for him. gb/fb, ld%, hr/f are all normal for him. walks are down a little. its probably just because he's hitting everything in sight.
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Re: Miguel Cabrera's strikeouts down

Postby Yanks_Baby » Tue May 26, 2009 9:25 am

Meh, his eye isn't much better. His O-Swing% is around his career average. The only difference I see is his O-Contact is over 10 percent higher than normal. Ie. His eye isn't better, he just makes contact with the bad pitches he does swing at. Similar to Vlad.
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Re: Miguel Cabrera's strikeouts down

Postby grandslam » Tue May 26, 2009 7:51 pm

Observationally, he seems to be putting the ball into play early in the count a lot more than last season.
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Re: Miguel Cabrera's strikeouts down

Postby markj11 » Wed May 27, 2009 9:13 am

grandslam wrote:Observationally, he seems to be putting the ball into play early in the count a lot more than last season.


I wish he would put it out of play a little more.
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Re: Miguel Cabrera's strikeouts down

Postby moochman » Wed May 27, 2009 11:38 am

markj11 wrote:
grandslam wrote:Observationally, he seems to be putting the ball into play early in the count a lot more than last season.


I wish he would put it out of play a little more.


Me too. I keep thinking that a Miggy hitting .370 should have more than 9 HRs by now. Hard to complain though.
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Re: Miguel Cabrera's strikeouts down

Postby mtxdevil » Wed May 27, 2009 2:36 pm

moochman wrote:
markj11 wrote:
grandslam wrote:Observationally, he seems to be putting the ball into play early in the count a lot more than last season.


I wish he would put it out of play a little more.


Me too. I keep thinking that a Miggy hitting .370 should have more than 9 HRs by now. Hard to complain though.


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