David Adler on Muck Rack

David Adler

New York, USA
Reporter — MLB.com

Baseball writer for @MLB.com in New York. Past coverage: Angels, Dodgers, Rays. I went to UNC and Columbia. I do @Statcast work.

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@michaelsclair @mattkellyMLB I can't think of anything less worth fighting over than Randal Grichuk
For barrels, you basically need the perfect combination of exit velo and launch angle. You can be hitting it pretty hard in general but not have the right angles. Or maybe you have LA that could be a barrel but not quite enough EV to push it into that optimal territory  https://twitter.com/morganmiller242/status/954481433585725441 
Let me clarify a little re: Stanton, Judge, Grichuk and low barrels. The launch angle "sweet spot" for barrels is ~25-31 degrees. The lower or higher you go, the harder you need to hit it to qualify as a barrel. Stanton and Judge hit it harder than anyone else  https://twitter.com/gregnaughty/status/954478817531256833 
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