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Fun With Spray Charts: Carlos Pena, Pat Burrell, and Evan Longoria

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I was curious how Burrell stacked up with Longoria, who seemingly pulled everything, so I did the only sensible thing and found out.

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Here's that same data in table form, remember, these are percentages of batted balls (stands = flyballs, mid-to-deep OF = liners, infield = grounders, so Longoria hit 67% of his grounders to left field.)

LD% LF CF RF
Burrell 55 23 22
Pena 7 22 71
Longoria 45 22 33
GB% LF CF RF
Burrell 67 24 9
Pena 6 21 73
Longoria 67 27 6
FB% LF CF RF
Burrell 39 31 30
Pena 36 35 29
Longoria 31 37 32

So that shift that teams play on Pena? Teams should go ahead and play an inverse of that shift on Longoria and Burrell.