Jaffe: Let’s get weird: extreme hitter stats so far

From SABR member Jay Jaffe at FanGraphs on April 17, 2019:

Yesterday, I wrote about how at the team level, won-loss records at the 16-game mark are meaningful when it comes to predicting final records. At the individual level, we’re in small sample theater, however, with extreme and anomalous performances all over the place, virtually all of which will come out in the wash. For most hitters, the only stats that have begun to stabilize are exit velocity (40 balls in play), swing rate (50 plate appearances), and strikeout rate (60 PA), which means that players’ batting lines may contain all sorts of oddities in other categories.

Before they vanish into the ether, it’s worth gawking at some of the extremes, both the very, very good and the very, very bad. Unless otherwise indicated, all stats are through Tuesday. C’mon, let’s get weird…

Read the full article here: https://blogs.fangraphs.com/lets-get-weird-extreme-hitter-stats-so-far/

Originally published: April 17, 2019. Last Updated: April 17, 2019.