G-Man wrote:griffey seems the consensus for sweetest swing (no surprise), but I am tempted to also anoint him "worst speed out of the box whenever he hits a ball out of the infield" (ie he is stopping to admire basically every ball he hits well and is resultingly getting alot of long singles).
He's doing this to avoid injuries I think...something which I can't say I blame him for.
Did you see the game yesterday? In his first at bat, Griffey hammered a pitch to the wall, and just stared at it. It ended up being a single when it should have been a double. It wasn't to avoid an injury, he thought he was admiring #499.
At least his second at bat was legged out for a double.