Manny Machado 2016 Spotlight

Sabermetric Positive: The .216 isolated power (ISO) in 2015 would have to be the top sabermetric positive when it comes to Manny Machado. Any ISO at or over .200 with around 160 at-bats or more I consider a solid power hitter. In 2014 Mr. Machado had an ISO of .153, … Continue reading

Xander Bogaerts 2016 Spotlight

Sabermetric Positive: For the third straight season Xander Bogaerts has reduced his K% at the major league level. In 2013 it was 26% (in only 50 plate appearances). In 2014 it was 23.2% (poor) and in 2015 it was 15.4% (average). Sabermetric Negative: Mr. Bogaerts had a .372 batting average … Continue reading

Jung-ho Kang 2016 Spotlight

Sabermetric Positive: In the second-half of the 2015 season Jung-ho Kang had a .239 isolated power (ISO). Any ISO at or above .200 I consider to be a player that is a solid power hitter. The sample size of at-bats needs to be around 160 to have a solid number … Continue reading

Francisco Lindor 2016 Spotlight

Sabermetric Positive: In the second-half of the 2015 season Francisco Lindor had a .199 isolated power (ISO). I consider any player, with roughly a 160 at-bat sample size or more, that is at or above .200 ISO to be a solid power hitter. This is a great ISO to get … Continue reading

Starlin Castro 2016 Spotlight

Sabermetric Positive: After a very uninspiring .074 isolated power (ISO) in the first-half of the 2015 season Starlin Castro put up a .169 ISO in the second-half. I consider any hitter with roughly 160 at-bats or more in a season with an ISO at or above .200 to be a … Continue reading