Cubs Quick Hits – 01/23/2017: Kris Bryant Is Good at Hitting Baseballs
There are not many useful Kris Bryant introductions any more since he won the MVP, a World Series, and stole the hearts of single women everywhere when he got married in early January. The purpose of this Quick Hits piece is just to make you smile even more about Kris Bryant’s ability to hit baseballs.
- Kris Bryant had the highest quality-contact score among all NL third basemen and left fielders.
- Still, despite leading the league in quality contact, his batted balls only averaged 89.9 MPH, which is about league average (hint: exit velocity isn’t everything).
- The most underrated part of Bryant’s MVP season was his ability to lower his 2015 K% rate of 30.6% to 22.0% in 2016. That. Is. Remarkable.