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Swing rate: the percentage of pitches swung at.

Swing rate is simply swings (either by hitters or seen by pitchers) divided by total pitches.

Hitter Examples (2012)

Very few: George Kottaras, 0.3319
Few: David Wright, 0.4260
Around average: Kevin Frandsen, 0.4604
Many: Manny Machado, 0.4892
Very many: Delmon Young, 0.5890

Pitcher Examples (2012)

Very few: Carlos Marmol, 0.3534
Few: Francisco Cordero, 0.4419
Around average: Matt Garza, 0.4596
Many: Craig Breslow, 0.4738
Very many: Junichi Tazawa: 0.5485


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