by Steve Mancuso

Get your weekend off to a great stat: Best Reds hitters since All-Star break

Reds xwOBA since All-Star break, players with at least 20 plate appearances. League average is (.313). Reminder: xwOBA accounts for quality of contact, walks and strikeouts. (See our new Stat Glossary in the top menu.)

 

  • Aristides Aquino (.479)
  • Josh VanMeter (.398)

 

  • Eugenio Suarez (.351)
  • Jesse Winker (.345)
  • Phil Ervin (.336)
  • Derek Dietrich (.322)
  • Joey Votto (.320)

 

  • Jose Iglesias (.306)
  • Jose Peraza (.301)
  • Tucker Barnhart (.300)
  • Nick Senzel (.289)

Steve Mancuso is a lifelong Reds fan who grew up during the Big Red Machine era. He’s been writing about the Reds for more than ten years. Steve’s fondest memories about the Reds include attending a couple 1975 World Series games, being at Homer Bailey’s second no-hitter and going nuts for Jay Bruce at Clinchmas. Steve was also at all three games of the 2012 NLDS, but it’s too soon to talk about that.

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Sandman
Sandman
1 year ago

Kinda surprised that Senzel is below league average.

Jefferson Green
Jefferson Green
1 year ago
Reply to  Steve Mancuso

Do hitters with low pull rates (Senzel) and less extra hard contact as a result wind up penalized a bit in xwOBA? I’m thinking that their ‘quality of contact’ may seem less on statcast, but because they use the whole field better, they may wind up with better BABIP and more hits. Anything to this thought?

nasalalarm
nasalalarm
1 year ago

Thanks for the glossary! First time I’ve seen them all defined in one place.

R Smith
R Smith
1 year ago
Reply to  nasalalarm

Glossary is great.

Big Ed
Big Ed
1 year ago

Senzel lately seems always to be behind in the count, and I had observed elsewhere that by observation, he does not seem to be hitting the ball all that hard. I thought he looked tired, but then he hustled his way to an infield hit that led to a run.

I suppose this could just be a phase of his needing to “adjust to the pitchers’ adjustment,” but I am not convinced that he is 100% right medically. I doubt the Reds would let him try to “power through” a condition that can’t be powered-through.

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Thank you very much for the glossary! It is very helpful!