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Pitches per Plate Appearance - 2008 vs. 2009 - Updated

Everyone seems to wonder about the Royals hitter's patience at the plate has led to the better offensive results.  Here is the list of 2009 roster players and their 2008 numbers as of Saturday night from ESPN:

Pitches per Plate Appearance (P/PA)


2009 2008
NAME P/PA P/PA Difference
A. Callaspo 3.2 3.54 -0.34
W. Bloomquist 3.69 3.91 -0.22
Mark Teahen 3.62 3.85 -0.23
Jose Guillen 3.48 3.58 -0.1
John Buck 3.68 3.79 -0.11
Coco Crisp 4.19 3.66 0.53
David DeJesus 3.88 3.86 0.02
Billy Butler 3.75 3.59 0.16
Mike Jacobs 4.23 3.67 0.56
Mike Aviles 3.64 3.45 0.19
Miguel Olivo 3.68 3.43 0.25
Mitch Maier 3.74 3.45 0.29
Alex Gordon 3.96 3.92 0.04
Tony Pena 2.75 3.5 -0.75
Total 3.75 3.69 0.07

Looks like Jacobs and Crisp have marketable improvements, while the rest are fairly consistent.

 

Update:  How P/PA correlate to other stats:

Stat R-squared
BB/PA 0.491
BB 0.427
Sec Average 0.332
SO 0.311
GB 0.282
GDP 0.179
H 0.118
G/F 0.113
ISOP 0.098
OBP 0.098
BA 0.094
RC27 0.081
HR 0.081
AB 0.072
OPS 0.052
FB 0.051
SH 0.045
RC 0.039
R 0.030
SLG 0.024
BB/K 0.019
XBH 0.015
2B 0.012
IBB 0.010
RBI 0.007
CS 0.005
GP 0.002
SF 0.002
3B 0.001
SB 0.001
TB 0.001
HBP 0.000

This FanPost was written by a member of the Royals Review community. It does not necessarily reflect the views of the editors and writers of this site.

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