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Key Stats: Howie Kendrick's infield fly ball percentage last season was 0.0% - nobody else in baseball did that last season. When he puts the ball in play, there's a great chance he's going to get a hit. When he puts the ball in play being the key part of that sentence. Kendrick had the worst strikeout rate of his career last season striking out more than 6% more than he did in 2010.
Skeptics Say: The 18 home runs that Kendrick finished with is a bit of a head scratcher. He hit one home run every 60.4 at-bats up until last season. Last season he hit one home run every 29.8 at-bats. It could be the fact that Kendrick is finding his power stroke heading into his late 20s, but I doubt it. The 16.5 HR:FB rate was a career best and about 10% better than it was in 2010.
Peer Comparison: Tristan Cockcroft and Rotochamp have Kendrick ranked a lot higher than we do here. Usually I dislike tiers because players can be in the same tier, but if there is a two home run differ...
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Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of Offseason Notes.
1. Assorted Headlines
2. SCOUT Leaderboards: Venezuelan Winter League
3. Projecting: ZiPS for Los Angeles (AL)
Baltimore Nearing Deal with Korean Reliever Chong
The Orioles are closing in on signing...
The Angels on Friday hired Matt Klentak as assistant general manager. The 31-year-old spent the previous four seasons as the Orioles' director of baseball operations.
The Angels appear focused on acquiring catching help, Buster Olney of ESPN reports. One name that has surfaced as a possible trade target is Ryan Hanigan of the Reds, Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports adds.