Now that we’re a few weeks into the second half of the MLB season we can make our best guesses at who’s underachieving and who’s playing over their head using particular metrics. It’s a great time to check in on the metric Brian Creagh and I put together: the Fly Index. In our preseason piece, we mentioned names like Christian Yelich, Alex Bregman, Max Kepler, and Paul DeJong. Let’s look to keep things rolling with by examining the Fly Index leaderboard.
Here are the top Fly Index performers with a minimum of 200 batted ball events.
Matt Olson has pretty impressive batted ball stats given he’s coming off of hamate bone surgery. That typically saps a hitter’s power. Watch out for his power surge in the second half.