When it comes to barrel per batted ball percentage -- which measures exit velocity and launch angle -- the Yankees lead the majors, while the Mets are second.
The full leaderboard is below:
2019 team barrel per batted ball %.- Mike Petriello (@mike_petriello) April 11, 2019
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For the Mets, Pete Alonso -- whose exit velocity has averaged a ridiculous 94.8 MPH, has a 37 percent barrel rate. Combine those two things and you get someone who has five homers and six doubles in his first 11 big league games. J.D. Davis, whose barrel rate is 20.8 percent, has Alonso beat in exit velocity, averaging 95.1 MPH.
For the Yankees, Aaron Judge has Alonso and Davis both beat, with an average exit velocity of 97.8, though his barrel percentage is only 19.2. Gary Sanchez, who has clubbed six homers this season, has an average exit velocity of 94.1 and a tremendous barrel percentage of 31.3.