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Who are the biggest improvers in terms of K% this season?

Keep or Kut – Pete (@PeteBBaseball) and Chad (@chadyoung) examine hitters who have seen significant shifts in the K% from 2023 to 2024. They also take an early look at who their keepers might be in the Keep or Kut Fantrax Listener Leagues.

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6:02 – Ronald Acuna Jr’s strikeout rate is way up compared to his 2023 mark, but really in line with the rest of his career. What should we expect going forward?

13:25 – Gleyber Torres has also seen a spike in his K% compared to last year.

22:37 – Manny Machado has really struggled to perform as a top stud since the start of 2023. Is this the beginning of a downfall?

30:31 – Jack Suwinski has cut his strikeout rate but essentially gotten worse at everything else. 

38:10 – Anthony Volpe has made some improvements to his approach, leading to a much lower K%. 

41:46 – Elehuris Montero, Michael Massey, David Fry, Christopher Morel have all really improved their strikeout rates. 

46:11 – Who are Chad and Pete planning to keep in the Keep or Kut Fantrax Listener Leagues as of right now?

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Pete Ball

Pete Ball is a graduate of Emmanuel College and a die-hard Red Sox fan. Most of his work for Pitcher List can be heard, not read, on the Keep or Kut Podcast. Download and listen to hear his undying love for Tanner Houck.

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