Things that make you say HMMMM
So I was looking at a couple of relative stats and I saw some interesting comparisons. Not sure to what end I am doing this but it was interesting.
Nava vs Agon
Nava has 10 homers 50 RBI in 278 ABs. He is hitting 295
Agon has 13 homers 53 RBI in 307 ABs He is hitting 296.
Very close overall and the HRs and RBIs would probably be closer if Nava had those 29 ABs. While Agon is having a good, not great year (comparabale to where he was with the Red Sox at this time.), Nava is one of the most productive OFs in the AL. 4th in RBIs, 5th in OPS. I am disappointed that he wasn't picked for the team or at the very least in the running for the extra player. That Agon is one of two Dodgers in that group of five.....
Puig vs Carp
Carp iis 8 and 25 in 117 witha 316
Puig is 8 and 19 in 123 with a 407
Let me start with. I get it with Puig and putting him on the final five list is the best solution. Takes it off the manager. He will likely be the one and that is probably for the best. Also I am in no way saying that Carp should be an all-star, despite his productivity in a limited role. I was just surpised that he had as many homers and more RBIs in six less at bats. Yes there is a big difference in avaerage, but in a small sample of the 117 and 123 at bats, that is about 10 hits. When all is said and done, the production difference is not enormous, yet the attention Puig gets is off the charts. Do most baseball fans (not in Boston or Seatlle} even know who Mike Carp is.
Iglesias vs Scutaroo
Iglesias is 1 and 12 in 149 with a 403
Scutaro is 2 and 19 in 286 with a 311
I'm not sure where I am going with this either. I liked Scutaro when he was in Boston and he has made the most of it since leaving. That said he has bigger numbers than Iglesias, but he also has more than twice the at bats. They would be about the same with the same number of ABs. Like the Puig/Carp thing, Iglesias is awell ahead in BA, but the small sample size means it is only a real difference in 8 or 9 hits. Scutaro makes the team. I think Iglesias would have been a good one for the extra five and along with Puig, that might have been interesting, both being Cubans.
I know it is easy to say that Iglesias is not this good as a hitter and I agree. Obviuosly he is going to come back down to earth. I will be surpised if he winds up over .300, but even if he finished at .250-.260, that would be fine. Before the year started, we would have taken that in a heartbeat. "With his glove, if he could hit .230....." Now it would take a significant slump for him to fall to even .250. I heard yesterday that he had hits in 34 of 40 games. That is a quarter of a season!!!! I think we are beyond the idea of a hot week. If he goes hitless in a game, I keep saying, okay the crazy stuff is over and here he comes back to the pack. Then he gets a two hits in two of three games. Yes, he is coming down, but pretty slowly. To maintain .400 that means 2 of 5 everyday. He may actually drop below in the next day or two. Yes and .380 is terrible, right.
On all of this just sayin'