This is a graphical representation of (select) Royals 2008 O-Swing%, from Fangraphs. It gives the percentage of pitches outside the strike zone each hitter swings out. The implciations are obvious. The lower the better. In 2008, the MLB average was 25.4%. Click here for a bigger (and more readable) version of the graph. Three things to note: 1. I had to leave Jason Smith off because it made the graph impossible to read, since he was at 61.7%. 2. Mike Jacobs' O-Swing% for 2008 was 34.0%. 3. Seitzer's got his work cut out for him.
Percent Chance of Select Royals Hitters Hitting a Certain Number of Homers given 650 PAs in 2009, drawing on CHONE projections. If you need a closer look, click here.
Love that Treyball: 147 straight trips to the plate without a walk for the boys in blue. The Royals have not drawn a walk since DeJesus drew a free pass in the finale of the Toronto series.