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[1/4/2016] Softbank Hawks: Yuki Yanagita 2015 home runs

by on Jan.05, 2016 @ 3:33 am, under NPB

Nikkan Sports posted a few details about Yuki Yanagita's thirty-four home runs in 2015.

Yanagita, Yuki SOF LF
14 HR
(41.2%)
113.2 meters
CF
5 HR
(14.7%)
129.0 meters
RF
15 HR
(44.1%)
117.3 meters

Also:

  • In the 1990s, forty-two percent of hitters with thirty or more home runs in a season were left-handed. Between 2000 and 2010, forty-three percent were left-hande. Since 2011, Yanagita and Shinnosuke Abe (thirty-two in 2013) were the only left-handed hitters to blast thirty or more home runs. The remaining seventeen hitters were right-handed.
  • Of the nineteen hitters that have hit thirty or more home runs in a season since 2011, Yanagita is the only one to hit more than forty percent the other way. Every other hitter pulled their home runs at least fifty-six percent of the time.

Source: Nikkan Sports 1/3/2016

One comment on “[1/4/2016] Softbank Hawks: Yuki Yanagita 2015 home runs

  1. Patrick Wilson

    Interesting! Powerful hitter to go opposite field that way! Also the fact that so few lefties with power… I wonder about the majors on that stat.

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