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Fantasy Guru wrote:phunkadelic wrote:Fantasy Guru wrote:EDIT: After watching some Dunn highlights again, maybe it's just because Dunn seems to pull the ball most of the time and gets the bat around quick, so the ball just disappears, while you see the ball fly off Pujols' bat out in front.
Is it possible that Dunn can swing faster than Pujols?
It's entirely possible that one player can swing faster than another. Realize, however, that the speed that the ball comes off the bat is a function of the speed of the swing as well as the speed of the ball, the mass (weight) of the bat, and the rigidity of the bat (batter's grip on the bat mainly).
More importantly, how far a ball travels is based solely on three things: speed off the bat, projection angle, and environmental factors (wind, altitude, etc.) - assuming all balls are of the same shape and weight.
So yes, he could be swinging faster, but if the ball is disappearing from your TV or computer screen faster on a consistent basis, it will necessarily go further on average (assuming we factor out ground balls and pop-ups).
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That's not true. It's based on magic.
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