Vladimir Guerrero loves the low pitches

May, 7, 2010
5/07/10
12:51
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ESPN Stats & Analysis took a look at Vladimir Guerrero and his penchant for hitting pitches low in the zone. Guerrero, of course, seems to get hits off pitches nearly anywhere, but he does particularly like the low ball. Here is the item from Stats & Analysis:

There have been numerous highlights of golf shots going over the wall, and Thursday was no different as both of Guerrero's home runs came on pitches down in the zone. Last season, Guerrero hit .307 on pitches down, but this season "The Impaler" has been unstoppable.

Vladimir Guerrero

On pitches down in the zone


2009 2010

BA .307 .391

SLG .420 .957

OPS .781 1.357

HR 1 4

Swing Pct 49.2 57.1


Vlad Guerrero was 2-4 on Thursday, he continues to mash at the Rangers ballpark. His career average there is the highest by any active player at any ballpark.

Highest Career BA at Single Ballpark


Vladimir Guerrero Ballpark in Arlington .407 (includes Thursday)

Albert Pujols Kauffman Stadium .400

Victor Martinez Tropicana Field .398

Adam Kennedy Fenway Park .395

Adrian Beltre Coors Field .394

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OTHER LEADERS
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