In 2011, these players had the highest percentage of swinging strikes (percentages are of all pitches seen):
Name Team SwStr% Miguel Olivo Mariners 19.00% Mark Reynolds Orioles 16.30% Mike Stanton Marlins 15.20% Ryan Howard Phillies 14.50% Alf. Soriano Cubs 13.70% Josh Hamilton Rangers 13.60% Nelson Cruz Rangers 13.10% Carlos Pena Cubs 13.10% Adam Jones Orioles 12.90% Kelly Johnson - - - 12.90%
And the players with the lowest percentage of swinging strikes:
Name Team SwStr% Juan Pierre White Sox 2.00% Jamey Carroll Dodgers 2.60% Brett Gardner Yankees 3.00% Ian Kinsler Rangers 3.10% Vic. Martinez Tigers 3.30% Plac. Polanco Phillies 3.50% Alb. Callaspo Angels 3.70% Martin Prado Braves 3.90% Darwin Barney Cubs 4.00% Jose Reyes Mets 4.10%
Wow, it's quite a difference, huh? Pierre saw 2,452 pitches in 2011, meaning he swung and missed just 49 times.
|Did Pierre swing and miss at this pitch? Probably not.|