We know there is a lot of variance in what can happen once a ball is hit into the field of play. All a player can really control is
1) if they hit the ball
2) if they hit the ball on the air vs on the ground
3) how hard they hit it.
After that, so many factors can get in the way and mask a players true skills. With the advent of statcast data, we have a lot of ways to break down the quality of contac