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Yelich has a career groundball to flyball ratio of 2.93 for his career. Only Ben Revere and Derek Jeter have higher rates for players that have seen at least 2500 plate appearances since the start of the 2010 season. His career 20 percent flyball rate is also only bested by the aforementioned Revere and Jeter. Hitting 30 home runs is hard to do when such a high percentage of a hitter's batted balls have negative launch angles. Coming into 2018, there were eight instances of batters with at least 15 home runs who also had groundball to flyball ratios over 2.0 and sub-25 percent flyball rates:
Jeter making up half of the list should come as no surprise, given his inside-out swing and the comically short porch in