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Kris Bryant Improving Contact Rate at Historic Pace

When Kris Bryant was a prospect, scouts praised his athleticism, power, and attitude, but not without mention of one glaring flaw: whiffs. Indeed, scouts and computers alike rated Bryant’s inability to make consistent contact as a weakness. In KATOH’s (minor league player projection model) eyes, Bryant’s biggest bugaboo is his …

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Kyle Schwarber May Have Fixed a Glaring Deficiency

Back when Kyle Schwarber was a rookie blasting homers into the Allegheny River, he still had one weakness: high fastballs. That deficiency contributed to a below-average contact rate of 67.4 percent by the end of 2015. Schwarber whiffed at nearly half of the fastballs thrown up in the strike zone during …

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