The Milwaukee Brewers added another slugging 1B/DH candidate with the signing of Luke Voit to a minor league contract and an invite to Spring Training. Voit has six years of Major League experience with 95 career home runs and a .254 career batting average. He has played for the Cardinals, Yankees, San Diego and Washington.
Here are 10 stats you may not know about Voit and his MLB career.
One: In the shortened 2020 season, Voit, playing for the New York Yankees, led the American League and the majors with 22 home runs. He finished in ninth place in the league MVP voting that season.
Luke Voit joined Yankees greats Babe Ruth and Mickey Mantle in this stat
Two: Voit hit 20 HRs in his first 50 games with the Yankees in 2020. At that time, only two other Yankees players had ever hit 20 home runs in the first 50 games of a season: Babe Ruth and Mickey Mantle.
Three: Luke is one of 33 players to hit 20 or more home runs in three of the last four seasons.
Four: As a first baseman, Voit has hit 63 of his 95 HRs and carries a .276 career average. He also has a career .298 average as a pinch hitter.
Five: With 95 HRs in 1,838 plate appearances, Voit hits a homer once every 19.34 at-bats.
Six: Voit has a career .275 average with runners in scoring position; his career mark with runners in scoring position and two outs is a solid .293.
Voit hits well versus the St. Louis Cardinals
Seven: His second highest career average and slugging percentage is against the St. Louis Cardinals, a divisional foe of the Brewers. Voit has a career average .346 and slugging percentage of .615 against St. Louis.
Eight: Luke Voit has a career Hard Hit Rate (percent of balls in play with exit velocity of 95mph or more) of 45.6%. the MLB average Hard Hit Rate is 38.6%.
He is projected to have 22 HRs and 67 RBIs in 2023
Nine: The website baseball-reference.com projects Voit in 2023 to hit 22 homers with 67 RBI.
Ten: Voit’s HR per plate appearance rate is 5.2% (percent of all plate appearances a HR was hit). The MLB average is 3.2%. His base on balls percentage is 10.2%; the MLB average is 8.5%.
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