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Friday
Oct122012

Buster Posey, Before and after the break

What was the Buster Posey difference after the All-Star break?

The numbers only tell part of the story

SplitABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOBAOBPSLGOPS
1st Half 273 35 79 16 0 10 43 32 50 .289 .362 .458 .820
2nd Half 257 43 99 23 1 14 60 37 46 .385 .456 .646 1.102
Provided by Baseball-Reference.comView Original Table
Generated 10/12/2012. 

When you look inside Posey's performance you need to look at the outer-half of the plate.

Prior to the break, Posey hit .220, with a .331 OBP, .303 slugging, .634 OPS, strike out rate of 18.5%:

After the break, Posey hit .353, with a .453 OBP, .617 slugging, 1.069 OPS, strike out rate of 11.3%:

Posey had seven extra-base hits on pitches on the outer-half before the break and 20 XBH after the break.

He had six opposite field hits on pitches on the outer-half before the break and 14 after the break.

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