The above graph shows the exit velocity of each ball put into play by Alex Kirilloff, separated by stints in the majors. A few notes:
- Of the 45 balls in play this season, the seven hardest-hit balls have all been hit since returning to the lineup in June.
- Average exit velocity in April and May: 86.7 ... average exit velocity in June: 93.8.
- All four of his extra-base hits have come in June.
With these new-and-improved exit velocities, the extra-base hits are only going to keep coming. Kirilloff's first home run of 2022 should also come sooner rather than later. As his season-long numbers continue to climb, Kirilloff's name ought to be in the lineup every day.
Here's to continued wrist health.