Static pictures only get you so far. At most, they say 1,000 words.

A GIF, on the other hand (apparently pronounced “jif,” because whatever, I will never pronounce it like that), says … 2,000 words? 5,000? 1,000,000?

The following GIF, a composite of six Miguel Cabrera home runs from last year, definitely leans closer toward that 1,000,000 mark:

That GIF, about which you can read more here at FanGraphs, together with a good deal on Cabrera’s abilities, reflects Cabrera’s obscenely ridiculous plate coverage ability. Look at that ring that appears around the strike zone. You can’t pitch this guy anywhere. (He’s leading the universe with his .391/.467/.701 line this year, by the way.)

Huge kudos to Drew Sheppard on the GIF, which is as mesmerizing as his Yu Darvish and Mariano Rivera ones that preceded it.




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