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Seager’s strongest shots

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By Jon Weisman

Something I was simply curious about (and I’m not suggesting there’s any deep meaning to it) was the quality of pitcher that Corey Seager hit the hardest during his September trial.

Below are the 21 pitches Seager hit at least 100 mph, according to Baseball Savant, and the 2015 fielding-independent ERAs of the pitchers who threw them. Click to enlarge …

Seager 20 fastest

The 4.60 FIP isn’t impressive, though I suspect that if you did this chart for most players, they’re not as likely to rocket their hardest-hit balls off of opposing aces.

Just for fun, here are the hardest hit balls off Clayton Kershaw in 2015 — featuring two pitchers (Madison Bumgarner, OK, but Francisco Liriano?) and a trifecta from none other than Rockies catcher Wilin Rosario. As a group, these batters were also not quite average  …

Kershaw fastest


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1 Comment

  1. oldbrooklynfan

    I would like to say here about Seager and this goes for whomever “permanently” makes the team. In other words becomes the starting player at that particular position. I hope the Dodgers give him, if he makes it, plenty of time to prove himself and not be in a rush to replace him with someone else on the farm. I mean this “getting younger” thing has to be put “on hold” for a while, at some point. It would be nice to have a regular starting lineup someday.

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