Jitterbug Jake is driving the Red Sox offense

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    Softy would you like your Crow boiled or baked?
     
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    The thing is Softy will never admit he's wrong on this.  He has painted himself into a corner.
     
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    Jake=MLB's best leadoff hitter bar none at the moment.  I thought he might manage 20 jacks this season he should likely hit 25 if he keeps any semblance of his latest power display going for the remainder of the season.  Heck he has an outside shot at 30/30 but of course none of these numbers will EVER change the minds of arrogant fools!
     
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    Softy would you like your Crow boiled or baked?
    Posted by sindarin-erebor


    Aw, come on man - LOL :).  Now you've done it - now softie will come on here and bloviate about how hitting two homers today doesn't make up for the 0-8 16 inning game in Tampa Bay.  Although, on a good note, he'll literally break the unintentional comedy scale in defending his indefensible position as far as Ellsbury goes. 
     
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    The kid is unbelievable!
     
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    So is Softnut.
     
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    Maybe Jake should teach all our "punch and Judy" hitters the "reverse pivot" method.
     
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    Yeah Moon, that reverse pivot swing is killing Jake...Im waiting to see what softflaw posts next in his defense..If for anything, to get another good laugh..
     
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    In Response to Re: Jitterbug Jake is driving the Red Sox offense : Good lure Mr. Mojo, especially at night.
    Posted by bobbysu


    Yeah,I've caught a lot of bass with them.
     
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    Softy your a disgrace to Red Sox fans.
    Posted by RedSoxFan2OO4

    What makes you think Softy is actually a Red Sox fan? Think about it: He rips everyone on the team and only shows up when they lose.
     
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    In Response to Re: Jitterbug Jake is driving the Red Sox offense : What makes you think Softy is actually a Red Sox fan? Think about it: He rips everyone on the team and only shows up when they lose.
    Posted by LloydDobler


    I dunno Lloyd, I think only a professional psych could really address this.  Personally I think Softy is a fan of the team, just an especially neurotic type of fan who gets more of a buzz from his own judgments and predictions than he does from the team's success.   
     
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    I am pleasantly surprised by Ellsbury's power.  The kid looks really good.  We have been waiting for a leadoff hitter like this since Damon left.  Lock him up!
     
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    If Jacoby gets 700 PAs this year, these will be his pro-rated numbers as of now:

    .316/.375/.509/.884

    2B + 3B: 46
    HR:  24
    RBI: 87
    Runs: 112
    SB/CS: 46/16

    As a sidenote: softy predicted Jacoby to follow his "career norm", let's not forget his career numbers before 2011 were:
    .291/.344/.405/749
    with a 700 PA "norm" of:
    2B+ 3B: 39
    HR: 10
    RBI: 66
    Runs: 112
    SB/CS: 79/12

    So, comparing Jacoby's prorated 2011 season to his career norm:
    BA:     .316 />.291   +.025
    OBP:   .375 />.344   +.031
    Slg%: .509 />.405   +.104
    2B+ 3B:   46 />39     +7
    HRs:         24 />10     +14
    Extra base hits:     +21 (70 />49)
    RBIs: 87 />66            +21
    Runs: 112 />112        even
    SB:  79 /> 46             -23 (but, as softy said, SBs are over-rated)
    CS:  16 />12              4 more CS (see above)

    All we now hear about from the resident clown is OPS vs LHPs and SB%.

    He's brought his career OBP from .344 to .351 this year. Softy once said Jacoby could never have a career OPS above .340, then he said .350. Well, he's there now. I suppose it's time for a new goal post movement.
     
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    OPS vs. lhp and sb% are all softy has left.  So, Ells just needs to go on a 6 SB streak and we will be rid of that stat.  The lhp stat is what it is and i'll live with it within the context of his year to date.
     
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    If Jacoby gets 700 PAs this year, these will be his pro-rated numbers as of now: .316/.375/.509/.884 2B + 3B: 46 HR:  24 RBI: 87 Runs: 112 SB/CS: 46/16 As a sidenote: softy predicted Jacoby to follow his "career norm", let's not forget his career numbers before 2011 were: .291/.344/.405/749 with a 700 PA "norm" of: 2B+ 3B: 39 HR: 10 RBI: 66 Runs: 112 SB/CS: 79/12 So, comparing Jacoby's prorated 2011 season to his career norm: BA:     .316 />.291   +.025 OBP:   .375 />.344   +.031 Slg%: .509 />.405   +.104 2B+ 3B:   46 />39     +7 HRs:         24 />10     +14 Extra base hits:     +21 (70 />49) RBIs: 87 />66            +21 Runs: 112 />112        even SB:  79 /> 46             -23 (but, as softy said, SBs are over-rated) CS:  16 />12              4 more CS (see above) All we now hear about from the resident clown is OPS vs LHPs and SB%. He's brought his career OBP from .344 to .351 this year. Softy once said Jacoby could never have a career OPS above .340, then he said .350. Well, he's there now. I suppose it's time for a new goal post movement.
    Posted by moonslav59



    Great data Moon.  Anyone who truly understands the game can see that Jake is clearly a rising star.  He is Fred Lynn with more speed and a poorer throwing arm!  I think Lynn was probably a better hitter with a bit more power overall (at least when he was a red sox playing in Fenway)but even 85% of Fred Lynn's offense is still excellent!
     
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    Almost all MLB improve as they reach "prime years" (usually, but not always 27-31). Players who go to college often start ML ball later than guys like Damon and Crawford. Many of us expected Jacoby to improve this year and possibly beyond: others expected "career norms" and further injuries.

    I have been highly critical of Jacoby's CF defense. He has even improved in that area since 2007-2008. Players OPS vs LHPs/RHPs often flucuate, and this seems to be a "down year" for Jacoby in that area; however, Jacoby vs LHPs this year (.729) is still way better than Drew and Crawford vs LHPs and DMac vs RHPs. He's really not far from his career OPS vs LHPs as well (.746). Basically, he's stayed about the same vs LHPs and took off vs RHPs this year (.948).
     
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    For the Ells basher who went off by saying Ells was having a Rickey Henderson caliber season you should actually know your facts before you speak.  Rickey's career high in RBI is 74.  His career high in BA is 325.  His career high in HR is 28.  Where Rickey has the clear advantage is OBP as his CAREER OBP was 401.  In Ricky's whole career he only had two seasons in which he slugged over 500.  Rickey's career high in hits is only 179.

    Jacoby in comparison is slugging over 500 currently.  And is on pace for 25 HR and 92 RBI and a 316 BA.  He also on pace for 209 hits this season and already had 188 hits in 2009, which bested Rickey's career best.  He was not the walk machine that Rickey was, but he certainly can hit just as well as Rickey.  So this idea that Jacoby is not having one of the best seasons for a leadoff hitter in quite a while is off the mark. 


     
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    The reason Ricky never had so many hits is becuase he walked so much. Batting .325 in a season is a good hitter and a better stat to use that total hits per season.

    Career slugging %:
    Ricky:    .419
    Jacoby: .428

    Ricky did have a .577 slugging year once, but that was way above his norm.
     
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    In Response to Re: Jitterbug Jake is driving the Red Sox offense : I doubt Jake will be worth two picks in two and a half years. Possibly a Type B, if he can stay on the field while playing for the Los Angerles Dodgers.
    Posted by bettersoftthanlaw


    softy people make mistakes but only stupid fools like do it over and over.
     
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    In Response to Re: Jitterbug Jake is driving the Red Sox offense : I dunno Lloyd, I think only a professional psych could really address this.  Personally I think Softy is a fan of the team, just an especially neurotic type of fan who gets more of a buzz from his own judgments and predictions than he does from the team's success.   
    Posted by Hfxsoxnut



                                 

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    Re: Jitterbug Jake is driving the Red Sox offense

    That may be correct about softy, but I don't think this guy is the real softy.  The real softy is missing.  Billyboy or whatever had confronted bettersoftthanlaw in earlier posts for following him and impersonating him.  Of course, I would never put it past someone so narcissistic to create an alter ego and argue with himself....he seems to enjoy being in disagreement with everyone and everything. 
     
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