It’s time to take a look at the Fly Index leaderboard as we put May behind us. Brian Creagh updates the data most Sundays on his tableau page. This past week he added a great function: click on a player’s name to see their batted ball spray chart. It looks like this:

Here’s the top of the Fly Index leaderboard on 5/27/19 with a minimum 75 batted ball events.

  • Justin Smoak is heating up and the buy low window is closing. The lineup around him should get better as the young guys get acclimated.

  • Bask in the glory that is Gary Sánchez . He’s hit two more since these numbers were pulled.

  • Digging deeper on Kole Calhoun ’s stats you see a fairly high 38.6% FB-rate split vs LHP. He’s still putting the ball in the air from lefties, he just doesn’t get it over the wall at a great rate against them.

  • Can a team in a normal ballpark please trade for Brandon Belt ? We go through this every season when his quality contact comes into focus.

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