Re: 2 concerns from last night
posted at 10/14/2013 10:06 PM EDT
In response to moonslav59's comment:
Yeah, if only we had Trumbo up 5th!
I hope you are just kidding
Serious as a heart attack.
Trumbo would had been better than anything we have right now
Maybe, just maybe longterm, but not "right now".
Anyway you slice it, except for HRs, Napoli is the better guy up behind Papi. But, looking closer, Napoli is possibly more likely to hit an HR in any given AB than Trumbo! He's way better at XBHs per AB (1 every 50 ABs more)
Napoli 1427 PAs/1219 ABs 77 HRS 76 2B+3Bs
HR/AB 0.0632 & XBH/AB 0.126
Trumbo 1837 PAs/1703 ABs 95 HRs 86 2B+3B
HR/AB 0.0558 & XBH/AB 0.106
Napoli 23 HRs/498 AB 0.0462
Trumbo 34 HRs/620 AB 0.0548 (less than a 1% better chance of an HR)
Napoli 63 XBH/498 AB 0.1265 (2% better chance for an XBH per AB)
Trumbo 66 XBH/620 AB 0.1065
Maybe going forward from 2014 and beyond, Trumbo could be the better choice, but right now, I'd take Napoli, slump or no slump.