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A Closer Look at Chase Rate & 'The Perfect Hitter'

A Closer Look at Chase Rate & 'The Perfect Hitter'

Update: 2023-08-16
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Eno and DVR discuss broader aspects of O-Swing% (chase rate) and whether it's a skills flaw that can draw excessive negativity -- especially with younger players. Plus, they consider whether 'The Perfect Hitter' exists, and which current player has the best case for that title. 


Rundown

1:07 Do the Circumstances Matter Around Chasing

4:54 Salvador Perez & Aging Hitters

10:26 O-Swing% Leaders in 2023 (High%)

17:58 Amed Rosario

21:14 The Best $20+ Hitter Season We Haven't Talked About

26:00 Luis Robert Jr.: Elite Skills w/Chase Concerns?

31:29 Bryce Harper's Recent Increase in O-Swing%

37:46 The 2023 Version of Juan Soto

39:30 Does 'The Perfect Hitter' Exist, and Who Is That Player?

47:06 Where is Vlad Jr.'s Power?

52:45 Did 'Gather As You Go' Work for Steals?


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Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper

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A Closer Look at Chase Rate & 'The Perfect Hitter'

A Closer Look at Chase Rate & 'The Perfect Hitter'

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