Re: Drew's Heating Up
posted at 8/5/2013 1:49 PM EDT
In response to southpaw777's comment:
In response to ZILLAGOD's comment:
Take into account his salary and he stinks.
Not taking into account his salary, he was lousy in April, below average in May, so-so in June, had one really good game in July, which inflates his stats.
Since when do players get millions to be good part of the season? ...sadly he isn't the only one like this in MLB.
You might think a player on a 1-year contract might be motivated to put up his best numbers so that he might get a longer term deal for next year. Instead he seems destined to be a bench player in the very near future, or a AAA player more likely. He'll never find a franchise dumb enough to pay him what he is getting right now. Not even the Yankees are that dumb.
"All the president is, is a glorified public relations man who spends his time flattering, kissing and kicking people to get them to do what they are supposed to do anyway." - Harry S. Truman
apparently your memory fails you Zill, or you just are one who doesnt like baseball players with the last name Drew.
After suffering a concussion by being beaned in the melon in ST, Drew only was allowed 5 rehab games after being on the 7Day concussion DL. My guess, as well as many, he came back a little too early.
It was no coincidence that when he got the amount of AB's a player would have by the end of ST, he started hitting. Lets look at his " lousy in April, below average in May" you suggest....
Ok, like I said, about 4/22 was the time where he accumulated the AB's he would have had by the end of ST if he didnt get a concussion. His numbers 4/22 through May 27th...
BA .273 OBP.371 SLG.475 OPS.845
He finished the month of may 0-13, but began hitting again starting on Day 1 in June.
Putting things in the right context, which most dont like to do because it goes against their opinion, he was over 150pts above the average OPS for MLB SS at .845.
Did you expect him to come out "Guns a blazin'" with the lack of AB's he had?
for the month of June Drew had a .791OPS until he got hurt on 6/28 where he was 2-2 with a 2b and 3b and 2RBI when he was pulled from that game. He had a good amount of K's for the month and his OBP dipped down to .302 for the month of June, but he still maintained a decent BA of .267 and a good SLG of .489 for June.
What really hurt Drew was having to start the year earlier than he should have. Hes actually done very good overall but had to fight from a sub .100BA .220OBP and .130SLG in April. Drew can be streaky which makes his numbers look worse than hes actually played most of the year. Hes made it back up to a .756OPS again and I believe, like I said early in the season, that Drew will end up close, to an .800OPS when its all said and done.
Fangraphs values Drew at at2.0WAR and 10.1M this year. Hes been worth the 9.5M hes being paid by the Sox for 1yr.
So Im sorry to inform you Zill, your theory of a "had one really good game in July, which inflates his stats." isway off base and couldnt be further from the truth. Would you like to bet that Drew (just turned30) will land a 3-4 year deal?
My how things change when you put things in the proper context and do some research.
paw, please check your messages
As far as Drew, good to see, regardless of why. Can't help but wonder if it has something to do with Iglasias being traded, and not breathing down his SS neck.