Originally Posted by dougdirt
That is where GO/AO misses things. Hoover has a 39% groundball rate in AAA. His GO/AO suggests he gets more groundballs than flyballs, but that isn't close to being the case.
The stat was G/F from Baseball America's stats page.
Surprising to me that the G/F stat translates a 39% grounder rate into a 1.44 ratio.
39% is Arroyo right now. Hardly a ground ball pitcher.
If you or someone else can explain the discrepancy, I'd like to understand it better.
Again, the stat was not GO/AO but G/F. I took it to be comparing all ground balls to all fly balls. But regardless, it does suggest Hoover has become (small sample) more of a fly ball pitcher which 39% does not.