Kosuke Fukudome: Six Game Totals
Here are his numbers for the first week of 2008
Obviously, one week is meaningless, but this is fun. Here's how he ranks in various categories in the National League. Many of these are ties.
He doesn't lead the league in anything, but he's on every leaderboard (to borrow a golf term).
From the PITCHf/x data, his plate locations
Looks very disciplined and doesn't chase a lot of pitches out of the zone(s). Kosuke does take some strikes, and has shown a slight tendency to strike out - but nothing troubling. Fukudome is seeing 3.21 pitches per PA, which is 66th out of 105 qualified NL'ers. Call him selectively aggressive, I guess.
Here's the spin movement (in inches). As with the above chart, this is from the catcher's perspective - so Kosuke is on your right.
So far, he's just seen a few fastballs from southpaws. That will change this week. He has already seen a pretty good variety of breaking stuff and fastballs from the other side.
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