In preparation for the debacle that was game 2 of the NLDS I did a quick survey of how Cardinal hitters hit high velocity LHP fastballs. With that data in hand I went down the path of looking at all hitters against all high velocity fastballs (for the purpose of this look >94 mph). For the study I only looked at players that had put 50 balls in play over the time frame I was looking at (2008-mid Sept 2009). First the list of best SLGCON
And the worst
And the notable Cardinals
Just thought these might be interesting. For a point of reference MLB average over the sample was 0.510. A more interesting look might be to do run values and expected run values, and I hope to have those incorporated into my database soon.