How lucky are Colorado Rockies hitters actually getting?

DENVER, CO - JULY 15: Ryan McMahon #24 of the Colorado Rockies is congratulated in the dugout after hitting a seventh inning solo homer against the San Francisco Giants during game one of a doubleheader at Coors Field on July 15, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - JULY 15: Ryan McMahon #24 of the Colorado Rockies is congratulated in the dugout after hitting a seventh inning solo homer against the San Francisco Giants during game one of a doubleheader at Coors Field on July 15, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) /
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Raimel Tapia: Lucky

Tapia’s shown a bit of promise while up in the big leagues, but hitting has been a roller coaster with him. Among Rockies hitters with at least 100 PAs, he ranks in the bottom third with a wOBA of .312. He backs that up with a Hard Hit Percentage of 29.8%, edging out only Hampson and Wolters. You’ll also be shocked to know that Ian Desmond does not lead the Rockies in Ground Ball Percentage since Tapia’s hitting 52.3% of all balls straight into the dirt (also has the lowest Rockies Fly Ball Percentage at 25.6%).

His gap in wOBA and xwOBA isn’t relatively large for a Rockie (23 points) but how he’s gotten there is concerning. His speed helps him beat out those soft grounders he continually hits but, unless he starts hitting more balls into the air, he’ll continue to need some luck on his side to get on base.

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