Found February 04, 2013 on Reds Minor Leagues:
While I don’t believe that ground ball rates are the most important, or even among the few more important things that a pitcher can control, they do help. While ground balls go for hits more often than fly balls, they go for extra-base hits less often, result in more double plays and none of them ever go over the fence for a home run. Pure ground ball rates for minor leaguers are tough to come by. The official website for Minor League Baseball doesn’t list them. Fangraphs doesn’t have them. Baseball-Reference doesn’t have them. Lesser known First Inning has them, but their numbers aren’t always complete and they haven’t updated their SQL queries to reflect the AZL Reds, so they don’t have any rookie level players rates. Ground ball rates, rather than ground out/fly out, actually can tell us the true effectiveness. GO/FO only tells what happens when a ball is turned into an out. Fly balls are turned into outs about 33% more often than ground balls are, so that stat is missing out on ...

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