Yesterday, David DeJesus's clutch hitting came under examination. Today's post looks at an opposite player, someone who over the last three seasons hit worse with men on base than the bases empty. Jeff Francoeur pops up as a good choice.
DeJesus became more focused on hitting line drives with men on base. Francoeur's focus turns to fly balls.
|Batted Ball Type||Pct. Bases Empty||Pct. Men On|
Jeff tries for the big home run with men on base. The problem is, he doesn't hit the ball as far.
Notice that unless Jeff gets the ball right in the upper middle of the zone, he only drives it far enough to fly out. His focus on tyring to hit home runs is causing him to hit fewer home runs and hit for less power.