First off Happy 4th of July to all. Hope you enjoy the time with friends and family (or whatever you choose to do).
I wanted to do a quick post investigating Colby’s success this year compared to last year at the plate. I dug through the pitch f/x data and came up with a couple of observations. First he’s hitting fastballs from RHers with much more authority this year (a 0.589 wOBAc compared to a 0.346 wOBAc in 2009). Second he’s crushing the pitch middle in as shown in the following chart
I’d assume there’s a large overlap between the two points also (a lot of fastballs middle in being hit with power).
Those two points are the primary differences between the two seasons that I noticed. There are other differences of course, but those appear minor compared to those I’ve highlighted.
UPDATE: His HR’s for AZ