NOTABLE PLAYERS WHO REVERSED THEIR GB% AND FB% SO FAR THIS SEASON

It’s early in the season, but I was curious to see if any players reversed their ground ball and fly ball percentages. Players who begin hitting more fly balls are likely headed for a home run increase, while the opposite is a sign of a decline. While any changes this early in the season have to be taken with a grain of salt, it’s still interesting to know. I’m limiting this to starting players.

1. GARY SANCHEZ, C NEW YORK YANKEES

2017: GB%: 42.3% FB: 36.6%

2018: GB%: 43.1% FB: 47.1%

2. NEIL WALKER, 2B NEW YORK YANKEES

2017: GB%: 36.2% FB: 41.7%

2018: GB%: 52.2% FB: 39.1%

3. OZZIE ALBIES, 2B ATLANTA BRAVES

2017: GB%: 40.9% FB: 40.3%

2018: GB%: 35.4% FB: 41.5%

4. CODY BELLINGER, 1B LOS ANGELES DODGERS

2017: GB%: 35.3% FB: 47.1%

2018: GB%: 47.3% FB: 34.5%

5. JOSH DONALDSON, 3B TORONTO BLUE JAYS

2017: GB%: 41% FB: 42.3%

2018: GB%: 46.9% FB: 37.5%

6. CURTIS GRANDERSON, LF TORONTO BLUE JAYS

2017: GB%: 32.6% FB: 48.8%

2018: GB%: 33.3% FB: 29.6%

7. KENDRYS MORALES, DH TORONTO BLUE JAYS

2017: GB%: 48.4% FB: 33.2%

2018: GB%: 33.3% FB: 46.7%

8. JUSTIN SMOAK, 1B TORONTO BLUE JAYS

2017: GB%: 34.3 FB% 44.5%

2018: GB%: 42.6% FB: 40.4%

9. ALBERT PUJOLS, 1B LOS ANGELES ANGELS

2017: GB%: 43.5% FB: 38.1%

2018: GB%: 37.7% FB: 39.1%

10. CARLOS CORREA, SS HOUSTON ASTROS

2017: GB%: 47.9% FB: 31.7%

2018: GB%: 31.4% FB: 35.3%

11. ANTHONY RIZZO, 1B CHICAGO CUBS

2017: GB%: 40.7% FB: 39.2%

2018: GB%: 37.0% FB: 44.4%

12. JAVIER BAEZ, 2B CHICAGO CUBS

2017: GB%: 48.6% FB: 36.0%

2018: GB%: 30.0% FB: 45.0%

13. KRIS BRYANT, 3B CHICAGO CUBS

2017: GB%: 37.7% FB: 42.4%

2018: GB%: 36.5% FB: 28.8%

14. YONDER ALONSO, 1B CLEVELAND INDIANS

2017: GB%: 33.9% FB: 43.2%

2018: GB%: 47.7% FB: 38.6%

15. FRANCISCO LINDOR, SS CLEVELAND INDIANS

2017: GB%: 39.2% FB: 42.4%

2018: GB%: 36.0% FB: 34.0%

16. MITCH HANIGER, RF SEATTLE MARINERS

2017: GB%: 44.0% FB: 36.7%

2018: GB%: 34.1% FB: 45.5%

17. ASDRUBAL CABRERA, 2B NEW YORK METS

2017: GB%: 43.5% FB: 36.2%

2018: GB%: 38.3% FB: 40.0%

18. RYAN ZIMMERMANN, 1B WASHINGTON NATIONALS

2017: GB%: 46.4% FB: 33.7%

2018: GB%: 33.3% FB: 40.0%

19. ADAM JONES, CF BALTIMORE ORIOLES

2017: GB%: 44.8% FB: 34.3%

2018: GB%: 37.3% FB: 40.7%

20. GREGORY POLANCO, RF PITTSBURGH PIRATES

2017: GB%: 42.2% FB: 37.5%

2018: GB%: 33.3% FB: 54.2%

21. XANDER BOGAERTS, SS BOSTON RED SOX

2017: GB%: 48.9% FB: 30.5%

2018: GB%: 29.0% FB: 38.7%

22. CHARLIE BLACKMON, CF COLORADO ROCKIES

2017: GB%: 40.7% FB: 37.0%

2018: GB%: 34.1% FB: 47.7%

23. CARLOS GONZALEZ, RF COLORADO ROCKIES

2017: GB%: 48.6% FB: 31.7%

2018: GB%: 40.4% FB: 44.2%

24. WHIT MERRIFIELD, 2B KANSAS CITY ROYALS

2017: GB%: 37.7% FB: 40.5%

2018: GB%: 41.7% FB: 35.4%

25. NICHOLAS CASTELLANOS, RF DETROIT TIGERS

2017: GB%: 37.3% FB: 38.2%

2018: GB%: 42.0% FB: 32.0%

26. EDDIE ROSARIO, LF MINNESOTA TWINS

2017: GB%: 42.4% FB: 37.4%

2018: GB%: 36.8% FB: 47.4%

27. MAX KEPLER, RF MINNESOTA TWINS

2017: GB%: 42.8% FB: 39.5%

2018: GB%: 37.8% FB: 48.6%

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