Making A Splash: Brandon Belt in Splash Hit History

“The 87 splash hits, when divided by runners on base, split into 52 home runs with the bases empty, 22 with a single runner, 11 with two runners, and 2 with the bases loaded. Brandon holds three of the 22 two-RBI home runs, having driven in exactly one runner with each of his splash hits. No other splash hitter (those with 2+ home runs) has managed to put up the same number of runs each time he went yard.

Opposing pitchers, beware. If you see Belt striding to the plate, eying a runner on first or second, and you’re prepared to toss a sinker, curveball, or two-seam fastball in the 4th or 6th inning, with any number of outs, on an evening between June and September, your luck has just run out.”

Full post at Around the Foghorn here.

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