Buzzwords in the fantasy industry can spill over into baseball broadcasts. Terms like launch angle, exit velocity and hard-hit percentage continue to push themselves to the forefront despite the “old school” dismissing the merits of analytics. It's been noted by other analysts the higher a batter's maximum exit velocity could portend an uptick in production.

Since pitchers affect launch angles more than hitters, using sweet spot percentage (8-to-32 degrees) from total batted ball events can assess how well a batter makes contact. When using sweet spot percentage, it could insulate a hitter's ability to hit for average which needs to be accounted for when Cody Bellinger and Max Muncy miss the first charts at their positions despite...