Miguel Cabrera is the best hitter in baseball. You already knew that. He has no weakness in his swing, he doesn’t slump, and he can hit almost any kind of pitch. And he can hit those pitches with power.
You may remember last month when an awesome Yu Darvish GIF made its way onto the Internet. The GIF showed Darvish throwing six pitches and where those pitches traveled in the strike zone. The GIF was mesmerizing.
The creator of the GIF, Drew Sheppard, is back at it again.
Writing for Fangraphs, Sheppard put together a GIF and images that show Cabrera homering on pitches in all different parts of the strike zone. Here’s his explanation of the GIF:
The footage has been synchronized to the time of contact and stabilized at home plate to represent the end location of each pitch as accurately as possible. The pitches are taken from the last year, with the furthest off the plate over nine inches inside.
In, out, down, up, Miggy can homer on any pitch.
Sheppard has more images and a description at Fangraphs, so check those out for more.