can someone explain how the hitters get "labeled" as a type of hitter? I thought i had it figured out after hours of comparison, but vlad, fof albies, 99 sandberg all break my theory. It seemed to me if your contact rating was 28 or more points higher than your power to that side, you would be labeled "contact". Follows suit where guys like live yadi, that have +28 contact vs righties (compared to power vs right) is a "contact" hitter, and cards like live jeff mcniel, who is +27 vs lefties is "balanced". So 27/28 was the threshold for labeling a hitter as "contact" or "balanced". Similarly, the threshold to be labeled "power" seemed to be 12/13. For example, live maldando vs righties is +12 power (compared to his contact vs right), he gets "power" designation. Whereas guys like 85 mondesi are +11 power vs righties, are classified as a "balanced" hitter. Buster posey vs righties has a 30 pt gap between contact and power ratings, so hes classified as a "contact" hitter. But then you go to a guy like vlad. His contact vs righties is 29 pts higher than his contact vs righties......should make him a "contact" hitter vs rights, but he is balanced. 99 ryne sandberg, 30 pt differential vs lefties in favor of contact to power, but still a "balanced" hitter vs that side. Fof albies vs lefties, 31 pt differential vs lefties in favor of contact, but still classified as a "balanced" hitter. 96 blackmon 32 pt differential contact vs power vs lefties, somehow still a "balanced" hitter vs lefties. I just dont understand what constitues a "contact" "power" or "balanced" hitter. Clearly i dont think there is any kind of formula, does sds just randomly assign a hitter type based on how they feel?
I would just like to know what a hitter is classified as by looking at their stats, not having to pay 180k in stubs to find out vlad is balanced/balanced
nobody!?!?! So we all are in the dark?