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Wells Taking Better

Vernon Wells rebounded from a poor 2009 to post good numbers in 2010, most of the improvement coming in his slugging percentage.  It rose from .400 to .515.  Vernon's highest power is up in the strike zone, but in 2009, Vernon was taking a lot of pitches high:

Vernon Wells take frequency, 2009.Their is way too much green in the strike zone that year.  In 2010, Wells attacked these pitches more:

Vernon Wells take frequency, 2010.Looking at where his power lies shows why this is important:


Vernon Wells, 2009-2010Slugging Pct.
Pitches up .497
Pitches middle .516
Pitches down .296


If Vernon can continue to attack pitches up, he may make the Angels trade for him worthwhile.

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