Ortiz’s homers

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Pitch f/x data via BaseballSavant.com; original image via GazetteNet.com

The defending MLB champions may be struggling in 2014, but it’s no fault of their timeless designated hitter — 38-year-old David Ortiz has driven in 17% of the Red Sox’s runs, more than any other AL player. Above, the pitch types and locations of Ortiz’ 32 homers (through Sunday). Eighteen of Papi’s dingers have come on fastballs, ten on breaking balls (mainly sliders) and four on change-ups; most of the offspeed pitches have been away, while the fastballs have been middle-in.

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