Kearns isn’t making contact with bad pitches that results in weak outs like Grady Sizemore. Kearns’s contact is actually improving. His line drive rate is up 10% his ground ball rate has stayed constant and this has resulted in a dip of 10% in his fly ball rate. Since his home run to fly ball ratio (18.8%) is consistent with his career average we see that the fly balls Kearns is losing, were the easy fly balls to outfielders.Kearns is going out of the zone a bit more he is seeing these pitches and drilling them.
Austin Ryan Kearns born May 20 1980 in Lexington Kentucky is a Major League Baseball right fielder for the New York Yankees.
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