Found May 09, 2013 on The Crazy Crabbers:
Ryan Vogelsong has not gotten off to a great start and it lead me to take a look at what has and has not been different with him this season compared to previously with the Giants. I looked into the statistics and I think for the most part he has been a victim of bad luck. Here is what I wrote for Bay Area Sports Guy: When you look at the peripheral numbers things really haven’t changed all that much; in 2011 he struck out 18.5% of the batters he faced while walking 8.1%, last year he struck out 20.1% while walking 7.9%, and so far this season he has struck out 18.8% while walking 7.5%. For the most part he is striking out and walking about the same number of people. That’s good news for Vogelsong as we go forward. If we switch and take a look at his batted ball data, courtesy of Fangraphs: Season Team GB/FB LD% GB% FB% IFFB% HR/FB IFH% BUH% 2011 Giants 1.34 20.40% 45.60% 34.00% 9.30% 8.20% 7.00% 16.70% ...
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