Posted by bad_luck on 3/11/2014 5:18:00 PM (view original):
Posted by MikeT23 on 3/11/2014 5:00:00 PM (view original):Are you saying that because someone is capable of hitting a softball 300 feet, that all (or most) of their ground balls will have an exit speed of 90 mph?
Posted by bad_luck on 3/11/2014 4:56:00 PM (view original):Didn't we already determine that exit speeds have nothing to do with ground ball/fly ball? Or are you running around that dumbass merry-go-round again?
Posted by MikeT23 on 3/11/2014 4:45:00 PM (view original):Yeah, that was me. I wasn't aware that you were standing 300 feet away from the plate. No wonder the ball only hit you in the chest and not the face.
Posted by bad_luck on 3/11/2014 10:26:00 AM (view original):This wasn't you?
And that's 60 exit speed, not when it gets to you.
I don't think we determined that "exit speeds have nothing to do with GB/FB." We determined that the peak exit speeds of major league hitters were the same for GB and FB. The average speeds are vastly different because most ground balls are moving slower than fly balls.
No, I'm saying that some will have an exit speed in excess of 90 MPH. Another thing we went thru. A squarely hit ball isn't exiting the bat based on the angle of the swing(up, down, level), it's exiting the bat based on the contact points of bat/ball. Do you disagree?
Average exit speeds of ground balls are slower because virtually no one swings down on a ball in MLB. I'd argue that's not true in slow pitch softball. Do you disagree?