MLB DG: Hitting Targets: The Ideal Batter
This is the payoff you’re all looking for.
I hate to say that the gazillions of words written in this Guide can be distilled down to some charts in an article, but this one and Pitching Targets: The Ideal Hurler (coming soon) are the distillation of everything in this Guide. You can read the rest of the Guide for the guts of this piece. Why these measures matter. How to figure out the metrics. All that stuff. Think of it like this. The Guide is the novel. The two “Targets” piece are the final chapter of the book.
This article will show you which hitters fit into each category allowing you to build a group of ideal hitters.
I’m not suggesting that if a player doesn’t fit 100 percent into the matrix listed below he should be avoided.