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Heat Map: Alex Rodriguez's struggles

10/7/2011

A look at the pitch locations that Alex Rodriguez made outs on in the 2011 ALDS

Give the Tigers credit for going after one of Alex Rodriguez's weaknesses. The heat map above shows how the Tigers got Rodriguez out in the 2011 ALDS.

Rodriguez made 17 outs in the ALDS. Of those, 13 came on pitches that were on the inner-third of the plate, or closer inside.

Rodriguez saw six pitches in the series that were belt high, right over the middle of the plate (the pitch on which hitters perform best). He didn't put any of them into play.