Sunday, August 5, 2012

A small sample size look at Domonic Brown at the plate

PBR - Sample size is important when looking at any statistic, but we're going to take a quick look at Domonic Brown and how he's fared in his six games with the Phillies since being promoted last week. 

Domonic Brown - PhilliesThese numbers won't dictate anything or uncover a significant finding (at least not yet), but they can at least foster a discussion about Brown and his possible maturity at the plate. 

Including today's contest, Brown is hitting .318 through 22 at bats. 

According to Fangraphs, Brown has limited his swing and misses - dropping from a 13.5% mark in 2010 to 4.8% in 2012. This number indicates the percentage of pitches he's swung at and missed.

His contact figures also have increased, jumping from 72.2% in 2010 to 85% in 2012. This category calculates the overall percentage of pitches he's made contact on.

Again, nothing can really be taken away from these numbers, but they are something to keep an eye on as the season progresses and he has more plate appearances.  

What are you looking for from Brown during the remainder of the season?

- Patrick Gordon  is the editor of the Philadelphia Baseball Review. Contact him at pgordon@philadelphiabaseballreview.com or @Philabaseball on Twitter.

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