Omar Vizquel Safety Squeeze

Game: Toronto at Texas (box, 8-7 Rangers win)
Situation: Top 6, one out, 1-1 count, runner at 1st/3rd, Blue Jays up 3-2
Pitcher: Colby Lewis
Batter: Omar Vizquel
Runner on 3rd: Brett Lawrie

Leverage index: 1.94
Win probability added: +7.1%

I’d really like to see some stats on Vizquel’s bunting in the late ’90s when he was batting second for those stacked Cleveland teams. Alas, Fangraphs’ bunting data only goes back to 2002. In my mind, they’re all like this one: right down the line, leaving the pitcher flailing.

Dandy Squeeze Score (what’s this?): +2 (+1, success; +1, batter reaches base)


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