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5 Orioles stats that stand out: reversing the slump edition

Jon Meoli
Contact ReporterThe Baltimore Sun

With the prevailing notion about the most recent Orioles road trip being that they've largely forgotten their bats at home, much of the optimism about the team's hot start has cooled. Yes, most of the issues with the starting rotation remain, but so does a lot of the underlying information about why they were hitting so well to start the season.

It takes about 100 plate appearances for any kind of reasonable picture to be painted by rate stats, but that's not going to stop us from fulfilling this particular weekly feature.

Here are five stats that stand out about the Orioles, and foretell their current slump isn't going to last, including second baseman Jonathan Schoop's batted ball data, first baseman Chris Davis' fly ball rate, outfielder Joey Rickard's exit velocity and shortstop J.J. Hardy's uptick in hard contact.

Click through the above photos to read more about the statistics.

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