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Flyball % has remained about the same, but more of them are going for HRs.

Season    BABIP    FB%    HR/FB
2014    0.299    34.4%    9.5%
2015    0.299    33.8%    11.4%
2016    0.300    34.6%    12.8%
2017    0.300    35.5%    13.7%
2018    0.296    35.4%    12.7%
2019    0.299    35.7%    15.4%

 

source - fangraphs - https://www.fangraphs.com/leaders.aspx?pos=all&stats=bat&lg=all&qual=0&type=2&season=2019&month=0&season1=2014&ind=0&team=0,ss&rost=0&age=0&filter=&players=0&startdate=2014-01-01&enddate=2019-12-31

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5 minutes ago, TonySoprano said:

Flyball % has remained about the same, but more of them are going for HRs.

Season    BABIP    FB%    HR/FB
2014    0.299    34.4%    9.5%
2015    0.299    33.8%    11.4%
2016    0.300    34.6%    12.8%
2017    0.300    35.5%    13.7%
2018    0.296    35.4%    12.7%
2019    0.299    35.7%    15.4%

 

source - fangraphs - https://www.fangraphs.com/leaders.aspx?pos=all&stats=bat&lg=all&qual=0&type=2&season=2019&month=0&season1=2014&ind=0&team=0,ss&rost=0&age=0&filter=&players=0&startdate=2014-01-01&enddate=2019-12-31

So if the seams was smaller on the ball, and less drag, then in theory the same hit in the air fly, could carry up and over the wall for a HR?

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3 hours ago, jjnono said:

The inverse lesson they are learning is that if they are not hitting home runs or striking out batters, they are somehow inferior players.

 

They are.

 

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You're welcome.  When your calling card in life is the pride you take in being the smuggest, most self-conceited member of a discussion board dedicated to the second worst team in baseball, you're entitled to your accolades.

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6 minutes ago, jjnono said:

You're welcome.  When your calling card in life is the pride you take in being the smuggest, most self-conceited member of a discussion board dedicated to the second worst team in baseball, you're entitled to your accolades.

Naw, this is just what I do in my down time.

 

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46 minutes ago, jjnono said:

You're a national treasure.  May you be buried deep.

 

37 minutes ago, Can_of_corn said:

Ahh, thanks. 

From the oldies but goldies file.  

 

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20 minutes ago, jjnono said:

You're welcome.  When your calling card in life is the pride you take in being the smuggest, most self-conceited member of a discussion board dedicated to the second worst team in baseball, you're entitled to your accolades.

At least, unlike the kids you teach, I'm actually the best at something.

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2 hours ago, jjnono said:

You're welcome.  When your calling card in life is the pride you take in being the smuggest, most self-conceited member of a discussion board dedicated to the second worst team in baseball, you're entitled to your accolades.

He is just a troll. He doesn’t go to the games.  Put him on ignore.

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2 hours ago, jjnono said:

You're welcome.  When your calling card in life is the pride you take in being the smuggest, most self-conceited member of a discussion board dedicated to the second worst team in baseball, you're entitled to your accolades.

Not to be a stickler, but self-conceited is redundant.

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2 hours ago, Can_of_corn said:

I'd just like to say I was born in '72.

I thought you were a guy in his 70s who retired to Florida and who yells at kids to get off you lawn.

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7 hours ago, Can_of_corn said:

At least, unlike the kids you teach, I'm actually the best at something.

Not sure how this thread turned into you dumping on some Little Leaguers, but that's enough, thanks. Let's get back to the topic at hand.

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