The Z Files: Contact Rate Risers
The Z Files: Contact Rate Risers

This article is part of our The Z Files series.

Last week, hitters fanning more than expected were discussed. This time around, we'll dissect some batters whiffing less than anticipated. As a reminder, in past seasons I'd write this piece from the point of view that we're at the point in the season when changes in contact rate are predictive. I've come to understand this is a misuse of stability points. The data is backwards-looking, not representative of what will (or should) happen the rest of the season.

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Todd Zola
Todd has been writing about fantasy baseball since 1997. He won NL Tout Wars and Mixed LABR in 2016 as well as a multi-time league winner in the National Fantasy Baseball Championship. Todd is now setting his sights even higher: The Rotowire Staff League. Lord Zola, as he's known in the industry, won the 2013 FSWA Fantasy Baseball Article of the Year award and was named the 2017 FSWA Fantasy Baseball Writer of the Year.
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