Player Performance, Leverage And Home And Away SplitsOctober 2nd, 2012 by terrybenish
I’m going to do a little survey here of the American League by position. I am going to check for two things: The first is how many players with 300 plate appearances have an OPS in excess of .800 and the second thing is whether the Mariners have a member of that august group.
Five of them, Joe Mauer, John Jaso, Mike Napoli, AJ Pierzynski and Salvador Perez. Jaso with the Mariners.
Six of them, Edwin Encanacion, Prince Fielder, Ablert Pujols, Paul Konerko, Mark Teixeira. No Mariners.
One only, Robinson Cano, don’t you know.
Five players. Miguel Cabreera, Adrian Beltre, Evan Longoria, Eric Chavez and Jeff Keppinger. Kyle Seager 19 bombs and 84 rbis, but only .728.
SHORT STOP: NONE. Ryan is worst hitting ss in league.
Six of them, Josh Willingham, Andy Dirks, David Murphy, Yoenis Cespedes, Alex Gordon and Mark Trumbo. No Mariners.
Five of them: Mike Trout, Josh Hamilton, Austin Jackson, Adam Jones and Curtis Granderson. No Mariners, Mike Saunders at .737
Eight of them: Jose Bautista, Ben Zobrist, Alex Rios, Nick Markakis, Nick Swisher, Torii Hunter, Shin-soo choo, Cody Ross. No Mariners.
Five of them: David Ortiz, Bily Butler, Jonny Gomes, Chris Davis, Adam Dunn. No Mariners, Montero the worst in the league.
One Mariner qualified and two had ok seasons. Jaso, Seager and Saunders.
As players accumulate the at bats and and learn you’re supposed to see flashes of greatness. That was true for Saunders and Seager. Nobody else.
On the road Kyle Seager is an .835 hitter with 15 of his 19 homers and 60 of his 84 rbis. Saunders too has a good .793 OPS on the road, Smoak is better, but not great, he has 15 of his 19 bombs on the road.
Mariners announcing the fences are coming in.