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Old 03-22-2019, 12:11 PM   #50
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Originally Posted by Curve Ball Dave View Post
Back in the day scouts saw that Joe Dimaggio couldn't catch up to high fastballs anymore because his bat slowed down.

You know what could have told them this faster? Exit Velocity from the at-bats prior to this revelation. Because I bet DiMaggio's exit velocity was creeping down for some time before some scout said, "Ya know, I think Joe's having a bit of trouble hitting that high fastball there."

Exit Velocity would have told them that DiMaggio's bat was slowing down even on the regular hits where he made solid contact.
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