Is there a way, per fangraphs, to tell with what degree of power Votto is hitting the fastballs at a well above average? And, is there a way to tell on fangraphs the speed of the fastball,--I guess, is it possible to differentiate a fastball thrown by say, Sam LeCure versus a fastball thrown by Jose Fernandez?
On Baseball Reference, they have a category in the splits called Power vs Finesse--but it differentiates it as pitchers in top third in K/BB ratio are power pitchers vs bottom third K/BB ratio are finesse pitchers.
Vs "power pitchers" 2014 season, Votto's slash line is .263/.329/.421/.850 (49 plate appearances)
vs "power pitchers" 2013 season, Votto's slash line was .279/.451/.531/.982 (195 plate appearances)
vs "power pitchers" 2012 season, Votto's slash line was .265/.451/.426/.877 (91 plate appearances)
vs "power pitchers" 2011 season, Votto's slash line was .248/.378/.372/.750 (148 plate appearances)
vs "power pitchers" 2010 season, Votto's slash line was .325/.405/.507/.1018 (139 plate appearances)
So, essentially it's all over the board. And, let's face it... to term a pitcher a power pitcher because of K/BB ration only and then also to try to use that as a means to figure out... that guy is throwing 96+... is a bit of a stretch, to show one way or another whether a guy can hit the fastball.
I don't doubt Votto can hit a straight fastball still. My wonder is, at what degree, and not only this year, but throughout his career has Votto slugged fastballs, and then-- (again) what velocity are those fastballs?
Is there a stat in fangraphs (or any other site) that shows something like...
90 mph fastball-- isolated power
91 mph fastball-- isolated power