Sarris: Mike Trout, Bryce Harper, and Joc Pederson on the hot hand

From SABR member Eno Sarris at FanGraphs on June 3, 2015:

Hitting and pitching may seem equally complicated, but consider this: when it comes to hitting, you have to use both of your hands in one place. By necessity, that adds a wrinkle, and can make hitting analysis difficult. In order to focus on something we can bite off and digest, let’s just ask Mike Trout, Bryce Harper, and Joc Pederson what they think about the top hand.

 They may not have a ton to say, but what they do say contains multitudes. To unwrap those multitudes, I enlisted the help of hitting consultant Dan Farnsworth and hitting instructor Jerry Brewer. In what follows, I’ve presented each respective hitter’s comments in bold, and then Brewer and Farnsworth’s analysis regarding those comments in a standard font weight. The latter two don’t always agree, but that’s the beauty of hitting: there are so many different paths to the ball.

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Originally published: June 3, 2015. Last Updated: June 3, 2015.