David Ortiz

Boston Red Sox

Hitter-At-A-Glance

Although he has not seen a pitch in 2018, David Ortiz saw 22,709 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2016.

In 2016, compared to how other hitters perform with similar pitches:
Against Fastballs (1,499 seen), he had a very aggressive approach at the plate (-0.10 c) with a league average likelihood to swing and miss (16% whiff/swing). When he connected (240 tracked), he generated some serious pop (95.4 mph average exit velocity) and is a dead pull hitter (12.7° average spray angle).

Against Breaking Pitches (593 seen), he had a steady approach at the plate (0.09 c) with a league average likelihood to swing and miss (27% whiff/swing). When he connected (91 tracked), he generated above average power (91.4 mph average exit velocity) and has slight pull tendencies (12.1° average spray angle).

Against Offspeed Pitches (363 seen), he had a very patient approach at the plate (0.09 c) with a below average likelihood to swing and miss (24% whiff/swing). When he connected (44 tracked), he generated thundering power (94 mph average exit velocity) and often pulls the ball (18.5° average spray angle).