Exit velocity and sweet-spot are factors that play into modern-day baseball. He is hitting all of the marks for the Baltimore Orioles 1B/DH this season.
In an article posted by MLB.com, they broke down this year’s top hitters when it comes to exit velocity (hard-hit balls) and sweet-spot rate. At first glance, we old-timers to the game of baseball might need to take a second glance at this statistic, but for what it’s worth, it does show a lot, especially with the Baltimore Orioles slugger.
The list posted below is filled with potential Hall of Fame players and Boom Boom Trey slots right in there with them. The article broke down not only the hard-hit balls or the sweet-spot rate, but it also complied them together and spat out a list with J.D. Martinez, Aaron Judge, Bryce Harper, Freddie Freeman, and Trey.
This, of course, comes to no surprise from anyone that follows the Baltimore Orioles because Trey has been on fire. He is hitting .288 with three home runs and 16 RBIs on the year. Those numbers don’t compare to the others on that top-5 list, but the way he has been hitting the ball has been electric.
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According to MLB.com, he is hitting the ball hard or in the sweet range over 26% of the time. Baseball Savant predicts that his BA will be over .300 by the end of the year, and with how he is hitting, who can blame them.
Frustration was boiling over at the beginning of the year because everything he hit went right at someone. He has been hitting the ball hard since Opening Day, but he finally started finding the gaps and once again becoming one of the top Baltimore Orioles producers.
Trey’s name has been on the lip of the national media, but solely because of his looming contract/decision coming this winter. Now, he is actually getting recognized for his worth, and all of us here in Baltimore agree that it’s about time! Now, just sign him up and keep the core of this team alive for a few more seasons.