Hitter Consistency Charts
Exit velocity is a measure of how fast a baseball leaves a batter's bat after being hit. It is calculated by measuring the speed of the ball just after it makes contact with the bat and before it starts to slow down due to air resistance. It is measured in miles per hour (mph) and is considered to be one of the key indicators of a player's power and hitting ability.
Exit velocity is typically charted by using specialized equipment that can track the speed and trajectory of the ball. This equipment typically includes high-speed cameras and radar systems that can measure the speed of the ball in real-time. Charts of exit velocity can be used to analyze a player's performance over time, as well as to compare their performance to other players in the league. For example, a chart of exit velocity can help a player see how their performance is changing over time, and can help identify areas where they need to make improvements. It can also be used by scouts and coaches to evaluate a player's potential and to make decisions about their future development.
In general, higher exit velocity is considered to be better for a player, as it indicates that they are making harder contact with the ball and generating more power. However, it is just one of many factors that are taken into consideration when evaluating a player's performance, and a player's overall hitting ability will depend on a number of other factors, including their plate discipline, hitting mechanics, and overall athleticism.