Re: Judging Crawford (the post-April version)
posted at 8/27/2011 6:13 AM EDT
In Response to Judging Crawford (the post-April version)
[QUOTE]So I have been wondering just how bad Crawford has been and if there is a "light at the end of the tunnel." FWIW, I am not looking at the life of his contract, just judging this year. So I decided to put on my statistician hat (it is quite small and threadbare) and break down CC's season on a statistical basis. Here is my conclusion: Crawford was AWFUL in April ... awful in epic proportions. No surprise there, we all knew that. Since April, however, he has essentially been performing at or slightly below his career average in almost all offensive categories. That sounds fine but there are some negative mitigating factors, namely: 1 - His defense has been bad and we obviously expected more there 2 - He is stealing bases at a historically low rate 3 - His BB/K totals and ratio are as bad as they've been in his career 4 - Most importantly, his contract and our expectations weren't set at career averages but rather under the expectation of the peak years. Notably, higher OBP and SLG than his career averages Here are the numbers: If we back out April, CC is 87 of 303 with 15 2B's, 5 3B's 18 HR's, 25 BB, 118 K and 13 SB. If we normalize that to a full season of 575 AB's this is what his line might look like: AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B HR SB BB K .287 .322 .445 28 9 15 25 25 118 Overall, I'd give the post-April version of CC a grade of about C+. Discuss.
Posted by 111SoxFan111[/QUOTE]
Since you like to pick and choose, IE forgetting his April Stats. How about forgeting his 9 hits in 11 at bats . I can't seem to find out when the 9 for 11 was. But since you want to take April out of his stats, and ignore his prodigous amount of steals , Oh how about Tito benching him today against , ah, oh, a lefthander for Aviles, Crawford had muscle cramps, poor baby.
This guy will be the biggest bust ever , see that's the problem with a big money contract, you get big money and don't perform, your a big(money) bust. How else does one define the biggest bust . That would be the one who gets the most money and who is a bust. I know that concept is difficult for vertically challenged people, but what other yard stick should we pick and choose to use?