3 key takeaways from the SF Giants series against the Nationals
2. Joey Bart's bat is beginning to heat up
Joey Bart went two full weeks without recording a hit and his overall stats still look strong. That is an impressive feat in and of itself.
On the year, the right-handed bat is slashing .205/.352/.432 (130 OPS+) with three home runs, five RBI, and eight runs in 54 plate appearances. This includes 16.7 percent walk rate against a 44.4 percent strikeout rate.
The good news is that Bart is displaying a more selective approach as he sees 4.33 pitches per plate appearance and has a very strong 26.5 % O-Swing percentage. He is not nearly as aggressive as he was in 2020, but he is still swinging and missing at a high rate.
The former second overall pick quietly had a nice series at the plate, recording three hits in six at-bats with two walks. He blasted a solo shot with an exit velocity of 111.2 MPH on Friday night on an impressive line-drive stroke.