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November 16, 2021 Morning Edition: Orioles News Roundup

This is your Orioles Stats, News, Rumors, and Commentary Roundup for the Morning of November 16, 2021.

A Look at Orioles Pitchers’ Contact Metrics

Chris Ellis

His extremely high line drive rate (28%) this season is alarming, the average exit velocity of contact off him is 92.6 and the average launch angle is 23.0 degrees. Hitters hit 28% of their contacted balls in play as ground balls. Hitters hit 44% of their contacted balls in play as fly balls and 17% of balls in play are infield fly balls. Hitters hit the ball hard on 28.0% of their contacted balls in play. Balls put in play by hitters were considered soft contact made 14.6% of the time. Hitters are making the swings that hit the sweet spot of the bat 12.2% of the time.

Cole Sulser

Hitters hit 19% of their contacted balls in play as line drives. The average exit velocity on all hits off Cole Sulser is 88.1 and the average launch angle is 14.9 degrees. Hitters hit 19% of their contacted balls in play as ground balls. Hitters hit 40% of their contacted balls in play as fly balls and 11% of balls in play are infield fly balls. Hitters hit the ball hard on 29.2% of their contacted balls in play. Balls put in play by hitters were considered soft contact made 19.3% of the time. Hitters are making the swings that hit the sweet spot of the bat 8.1% of the time.

John Means

Hitters hit 20% of their contacted balls in play as line drives. The average exit velocity on all hits off John Means is 87.9 and the average launch angle is 20.3 degrees. Hitters hit 20% of their contacted balls in play as ground balls. Hitters hit 47% of their contacted balls in play as fly balls and 17% of balls in play are infield fly balls. Hitters hit the ball hard on 30.5% of their contacted balls in play. Balls put in play by hitters were considered soft contact made 20.4% of the time. Hitters are making the swings that hit the sweet spot of the bat 10.1% of the time.

Tyler Wells

Hitters hit 22% of their contacted balls in play as line drives. The average exit velocity on all hits off Tyler Wells is 90.0 and the average launch angle is 24.8 degrees. Hitters hit 22% of their contacted balls in play as ground balls. His extremely high fly ball rate (57%) this season requires him to keep the ball in the ballpark. Out of all the contacted balls in play, 12% of hits are infield fly balls. Hitters hit the ball hard on 34.2% of their contacted balls in play. Balls put in play by hitters were considered soft contact made 19.9% of the time. Hitters are making the swings that hit the sweet spot of the bat 11.0% of the time.

Dillon Tate

Hitters hit 15% of their contacted balls in play as line drives. The average exit velocity on all hits off Dillon Tate is 87.6 and the average launch angle is 0.9 degrees. Hitters hit 15% of their contacted balls in play as ground balls. Hitters hit 25% of their contacted balls in play as fly balls and 8% of balls in play are infield fly balls. Hitters hit the ball hard on 26.0% of their contacted balls in play. Balls put in play by hitters were considered soft contact made 23.6% of the time. Hitters are making the swings that hit the sweet spot of the bat 6.3% of the time.

Marcos Diplan

Hitters hit 12% of their contacted balls in play as line drives. The average exit velocity on all hits off Marcos Diplan is 90.4 and the average launch angle is 15.7 degrees. Hitters hit 12% of their contacted balls in play as ground balls. Hitters hit 46% of their contacted balls in play as fly balls and 10% of balls in play are infield fly balls. Hitters hit the ball hard on 32.1% of their contacted balls in play. Balls put in play by hitters were considered soft contact made 19.0% of the time. Hitters are making the swings that hit the sweet spot of the bat 8.3% of the time.

Now onto the News, Rumors, and Commentary…

“The club tabbed Ryan Fuller and Matt Borgschulte to replace former hitting coach Don Long, according to a source. ROY revealed Ryan Mountcastle led all American League rookies with 33 home runs in 2021. Fuller, 31, has been with the organization since 2019, working as its full-season hitting coordinator and Double-A hitting coach in ’21. Long, the team’s hitting coach from 2019-21, was dismissed in October.”

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