Denard Span

San Francisco Giants

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Hitter-At-A-Glance

Denard Span has seen 17,939 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2008 and 2016.

In 2016, compared to how other hitters perform with similar pitches:
Against Fastballs (1,141 seen), he has had a patient approach at the plate (0.14 c) with a low likelihood to swing and miss (9% whiff/swing). When he connects (174 tracked), he generates average power (87.3 mph average exit velocity) and has slight pull tendencies (3.8° average spray angle).

Against Breaking Pitches (297 seen), he has had a steady approach at the plate (0.15 c) with a below average likelihood to swing and miss (23% whiff/swing). When he connects (43 tracked), he generates average power (85.3 mph average exit velocity) and often pulls the ball (16.1° average spray angle).

Against Offspeed Pitches (169 seen), he has had a steady approach at the plate (-0.27 c) with a below average likelihood to swing and miss (24% whiff/swing). When he connects (25 tracked), he generates average power (84.5 mph average exit velocity) and sprays the ball to all fields (10.3° average spray angle).