Re: Red Sox K Ratio's and Projections
posted at 5/6/2013 5:52 PM EDT
In response to craze4sox's comment:
In response to ADG's comment:
The Red Sox must be near or above the all time record pace:
Here are the numbers:
Team K's: 273 Games: 31 Average per game: 8.81
Here are leaders and percentages:
Napoli 46 K's, 35%, on pace for 240
Middlebrooks 36 K's, 31%, on pace for 188
Salty 31 K's, 36%, on pace for 162.
The records are : 2012 Oakland A's at 1387 and 2010 Diamondbacks at 1529.
At the current pace, the Red Sox will have 1426, an American League all time record
It's definately an issue which is another reason I feel we should deal Salty in favor of Lav who usually has a much better SO to BB ratio, this season 12BB's to only 9K's so far. With Ross, Lav and Napoli as an emergency I really don't think the team would miss much of a beat.
Lav is less experienced and has yet to produce big numbers from the small example at the big league level but his arm and plate discipline are better than Salty's. From all signs so far in the minors Lav also seems to have a better future at some point.
changing the chemistry between the catcher and pitchers , especially for someone who has failed when hes been given his shots, is a dangerous move. Middy and naps are on pace for more K's than Salty at more offensive positions...Wanna get rid of them too?