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Postby Strasil42 » Fri May 28, 2004 4:54 pm

Ive seen people mention players as free-swingers and was wondering what exactly this term meant, as ive just ran across it while reading moneyball as well.

Also who are the top free swingers in the league??

Thanks in advance.
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Postby Mookie4ever » Fri May 28, 2004 4:56 pm

Vladdy = free swinger ;-D
Tony Batista = free swinger :-t
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Postby pibb55 » Fri May 28, 2004 4:57 pm

Dont take many pitches, sort of have their own strike zone in their mind, or lack of one... biggest and best example is Vlad. He can hit a ball at his shoes 500 feet.

Not many free swingers get away with it, such as Soriano who Ks up too much becuase hes a free swinger
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Postby Strasil42 » Fri May 28, 2004 6:17 pm

so they pretty much just swing at everything whlie someone who isnt a free swinger sits and waits for the pitch he wants?
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Postby Pablo975 » Fri May 28, 2004 6:41 pm

Right. A NON free swinger would someone like Barry Bonds, who waits for the perfect pitch. He COULD hit almost any pitch, but waits for juuuuust the right one to hammer. This is ironic as his father, Bobby Bonds holds the single season strikeout record. Like father, NOT like son.

More examples of free swingers:

Jose Hernandez
Adam Dunn
Pedro Feliz
Jeromy Burnitz
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Postby matmat » Fri May 28, 2004 7:00 pm

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