FanGraphs Audio: Dave Cameron Speaks Truth To and/or About Power

Episode 743
Exit velocity is an asset for hitters, all things being equal. That said, some of the very best hitters in baseball (including Mike Trout, for example) have recorded rather pedestrian batted-ball speeds. Managing editor Dave Cameron addresses the diminishing returns of exit velocity. He also discusses Chris Davis and Khris Davis and explains why only one of them was a prospect. Also: the Brewers and Twins were among 2016’s worst clubs. Now? They’re both division leaders. “How and why and how?” is what the host asks, in that careful order.

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I would note that it is also easier to shrink the field than expand it from a construction standpoint.