Every Friday I’m going to post a graph focusing on one player. This is a trial, and I am open to suggestions.
Today we take a look at Zach Britton, who is almost duplicating his 2009 season. His strikeout and ground ball ratios are down a bit, his hit ratio has gone up slightly, but his walk rate has fallen as well, keeping his K/BB at about the same level as last year. His strikeout rate has some room to come down because of the amount of ground balls that he gets. I talked to him at spring training and he told me that ground balls are the key, and while the strike outs are nice, he knows that ground ball outs make him a more efficient pitcher.