Took a quick look at the distribution of where Cards players are hitting the ball.  The following table summarizes the last 2 years

Left Center Right
AP 2010 48% 39% 13%
AP 2009 50% 34% 16%
RL 2010 42% 36% 22%
RL 2009 40% 34% 26%
SS 2010 24% 43% 33%
SS 2009 31% 38% 31%
MH 2010 29% 38% 33%
MH 2009 39% 32% 29%
CR 2010 27% 30% 43%
CR 2009 27% 32% 41%
YM 2010 34% 37% 29%
YM 2009 32% 37% 32%
BR 2010 33% 43% 24%
BR 2009 34% 38% 27%

The data is taken from the splits pages at Fangraphs. The only thing that really jumps out at me is Holliday pulling the ball much less than last year. As long as the shift is from pulling to up the middle he’ll likely be ok as his career wOBA is best to center. That being said additional balls to right probably won’t help as his wOBA to right is 0.040-0.050 points worse than to either left or center.

Steve Sommer

Simulation analyst by day, father and baseball nerd by night

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