Re: 44 Percent?
posted at 6/1/2013 7:21 PM EDT
In response to pumpsie-green's comment:
In response to Joebreidey's comment:
I posted this stat elsewhere. Its is astounding, isn't it. Guess he is just one of those guys who will just not play if he is even a little hurt. Contrast him with Pedroia and WMB, both of whom played or are playing with significant painful injuries. I am not going to miss Ellsbury, Man of Glass, next year.
WMB has played in out of a possible 121 of 193 games since he was brought up. Is he a man of glass as well?
And I don't think missing games because of a shattered rib cage qualifies as missing games 'if he is even a little hurt'. Nice to know the hyperbole is still in style.
Was that the only reason he missed 44% of the games in the last three years? When you look at WMB playing with a significant rib injury, quite possibly broken ribs, and Pedroia playing with a torn ligament in his thumb, it puts Ellsbury's unwillingness to play hurt in perspective.
Basically, yes. he played in 153 games in 2009. Missed virtually all of 2010 after the collision. Played 158 games in 2011. Played the first 7 games in 2012, got hurt, and then played of the remaining 67 of the remaining 76 games. Before last night, he played in 54 of 55 games.
So that's two major injuries, and in addition, he missed 24 of a possible 456 games. That's about 1.3 games a month. And remember, at least a few of those games he sat because of slumps.