Denard Span

San Francisco Giants

Hitter-At-A-Glance

Although he has not seen a pitch in 2016, Denard Span saw 16,308 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2008 and 2015.

In 2015, compared to how other hitters perform with similar pitches:
Against Fastballs (689 seen), he had a patient approach at the plate (0.20 c) with an exceptionally low likelihood to swing and miss (6% whiff/swing). When he connected (107 tracked), he generated average power (89.1 mph average exit velocity) and has slight pull tendencies (4.1° average spray angle).

Against Breaking Pitches (171 seen), he had a steady approach at the plate (0.12 c) with a low likelihood to swing and miss (19% whiff/swing). When he connected (26 tracked), he generated average power (87.2 mph average exit velocity) and often goes the other way (-0.6° average spray angle).

Against Offspeed Pitches (120 seen), he had a patient approach at the plate (-0.01 c) with a below average likelihood to swing and miss (23% whiff/swing). When he connected (21 tracked), he generated average power (83.1 mph average exit velocity) and often goes the other way (2.7° average spray angle).