From 2009-11, Josh Hamilton averaged 89 strikeouts a season. In 2008, Hamilton whiffed 126 times his career high until Hamilton shockingly struck out 162 times this season.
Here’s a guy who had struck out once every 5.5 and 5.2 at bats over the last two seasons and whiffed once every 3.5 times this season; 25.5% of all of his plate appearances ended in a strikeout.
Let’s take a look at what happened.
IN 2009, HAMILTON STRUCK OUT 79 TIMES.
34 strikeouts on fastballs, 13 on sliders, and 18 on curves