May numbers: Josh Hamilton on the corner
|The voice of the Rangers, Eric Nadel, previews the team's pivotal series against their AL West rivals and names his most disappointing and surprising Rangers thus far. |
* Hamilton had a .385 batting average on those pitches in May and an .808 slugging percentage.
* Somewhat as a result of seeing so many outside pitches, Hamilton saw very few pitches over the middle of the plate horizontally (i.e.: pitches neither inside nor outside). Less than 14 percent of the pitches Hamilton saw in May were over the middle. That was down from more than 18 percent in April. Hamilton’s percentage of pitches seen over the middle of the plate was far lower than any hitter in the league in May.
Josh Hamilton: 13.7
Jay Bruce: 19.2
Mark Teixeira: 19.3
Chase Headley: 20.0
>>Min. 100 PA in May
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