Down on the Farm - 6/28/22
Organizational standings, swing and miss rates by player and organization, Vinnie Pasquantino (KC) gets called up, Royals trade Carlos Santana to the Mariners for a pair of right-handed pitchers
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No games yesterday and I have some kind of flu (hopefully not COVID), so the post will be a bit shorter than usual. Enjoy these charts, leaderboards and organizational standings 📈 📊
Swing & Miss Rates by Player (Top Prospects)
The swing and miss rates on this chart are represented as deviations from MLB average, which is 11%. This initial chart only includes hitters who were ranked among the 40 best position player prospects in baseball (according to MLB pipeline). Kahlil Watson tops the list, sporting a swing and miss rate of 19%. This tracks with his struggles this season to make consistent contact — his strike out rate is nearly 40% across his 200+ Low-A plate appearances. At the bottom (best) of this list is Corbin Carroll. The DBacks top prospect has hit .313/.430/.643 (168 wRC+) in 277 AAA plate appearances this season and has shown his ability to hit for power and make consistent contact.