Short Sample Trends II

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    Short Sample Trends II

    Last 14 days... (not counting 5/13/11)

    AGon  1.165
    Papi     .963
    Youk    .814
    Ellsb     .809
    Craw    .798
    VTek    .708
    Lowrie  .700
    Drew    .659
    Salty    .563
    Pedey   .502

    (Cam and DMac combined for only 13 PAs the last 12 games)
     

    Opponent's OPS vs us:
    RHill    .322
    Bard    .422
    Beck    .457
    Oki      .519
    Aceves .535
    Papel    .538
    Albers   .550
    Buch     .562
    DiceK    .723
    Wake    .819
    Lester   .905
    Lack      .941
    Atch     1.033
    Jenks    1.300
    Wheel   1.433
     
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    What's Crawford in the last day? And, this season?
     
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    [QUOTE]What's Crawford in the last day? And, this season?
    Posted by majorleague[/QUOTE]
    Start your own damn thread.
     
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    How many career homers does Mono-Lowrie have?  How many errors? How many games has he played in, as percentage of total games played this regular season? 

    Lowrie's not a SS, just watch him butcher the postion.
     
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    Lowrie is not a SS. How many homers does mono-tired-Lowsrie have?
     
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    MLB Players at ______ with SLG% better than J-Low (  .500 )

    3rd base     0

    DH            2

    SS             1

     
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    How many homers has Lowsrie popped?

    Lowrie's career averages tell the story of what he was, is, and will continue to be.

    Hafner's currently hitting .340, in early May. 

    I suggest you get a reality check on the difference in a full season of baseball and tired days off partial seasons.

    Currently playing an improvisational version of this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TTWzNmGx-o&feature=related



    Route 101 is not on this album, but the subject is pregnant.
     
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    Why is it so important for a utility infielder (Lowrie) to hit a ton of homers ie; "Pop"? Hes a serviceable SS, 3b, 2b, 1b with good plate discipline and makes solid contact...at less than $500,000 no less..end of story...
     
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    One of the greatest album covers of all time.
    One of the stupidest posters of all time.
    Ironic.
     
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    In Response to Re: Short Sample Trends II:
    [QUOTE]How many homers has Lowsrie popped? Lowrie's career averages tell the story of what he was, is, and will continue to be. Hafner's currently hitting .340, in early May.  I suggest you get a reality check on the difference in a full season of baseball and tired days off partial seasons. Currently playing an improvisational version of this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TTWzNmGx-o&feature=related Route 101 is not on this album, but the subject is pregnant.
    Posted by majorleague[/QUOTE]

    He's got 3 HRs.  That projects to 15 for a full season.  If you think that's a low total for a SS, then you need less time posting and more time research time.

    And I'm curious why you're comparing Hafner to Lowrie.

    Except to make the point that Lowrie, a SS, ha a better OPS over the past two seasons than Hafner, a DH.
     
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    [QUOTE]Why is it so important for a utility infielder (Lowrie) to hit a ton of homers ie; "Pop"? Hes a serviceable SS, 3b, 2b, 1b with good plate discipline and makes solid contact...at less than $500,000 no less..end of story...
    Posted by southpaw777[/QUOTE] The "no pop" thing started as support for an argument why the RS should not call Lowrie up last year when he had recovered from his bout with mono.
     
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    .133.231.289.520


    .249.298.282.580


    .217.278.313.591

    Match the players to the stat lines.

    Julio Lugo 2010

    Eric Patterson

    Bill Hall
     
     
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    I can see the point that since Jed is not even and average fielding SS, and that seems to be the slot he will be used most in this year, he needs to gain in other areas to be of value.

    Most real baseball fans know this, but I guess some want to ignore the fact that Jed...

    1) Is a capable fielding 2Bman and 3Bman and can play some 1B if needed. This makes him a very valuable utility player at worst.

    2) HRs is not a category that many non-firstbasemen infielders excel at. Expecting Jed to crank 30 to be worthy is absurd. However, when one examines his career numbers, and better yet his most recent post-injury numbers, he is till way ahead of most of his peers even in this lower value stat.

    3) Looking at his career numbers, he rates as about the 5th to 7th best offensive SS in MLB since 2008 (his first year). You may disagree that these numbers "make up" for the loss in defense, but to argue that his offense and power is a weakness is foolish.

    4) His post-injury numbers, although not as FT player, are nothing short of spectacular. To ignore them or pretend his most recent 315 PAs is some kind of fluke or not an encouraging sign that he is possibly becoming a very good offensive non-1Bman infielder is nothing short of extreme pessimism or ego-infested idiocy.
        315 PA  .302/.375/.516/.891 12 HRs  23 DBLs & 3Bs
        Projected to 630 PAs:  .302  24  80 RBIs/94 Runs & 66 2Bs/3Bs
        These are fantastic numbers for any player, let alone a middle IF'er.

    5) Perhaps Jed's biggest "fault" has been his durability. He did play in 133 games in 2007 with 585 PAs. That's FT for the minors. He had a wrist injury in 2008 , but still manage almost 500 PAs. 2009 was a lost season and the mono in 2010 did not lessen the perception that Jed is "injury-prone". This year, he started on the bench. To hold "missed games" against him for those games is being highly biased or short-sighted or worse. He's played in 32 out of our 38 games, and missed what? 2 games by illness. Only 3 players have played more than 36 games.

    6) His other "fault" is his numbers vs RHPs. They have gotten no better this year (.681 OPS vs RHPs and 2.205 vs LHPs). It's interesting he used to hit righties better than lefties in the minors, but his career numbers in the majors tell a totally different story and they are troublesome:
                              .669    vs    .992
    Perhaps, some of this was injury-related, but we should begin to see a turn around vs righties soon if it was due to injury. I hope we do, because sub .680 is not good even for a poor to average fielding SS and threatens to relegate him to platoon or utility status.

    Overall, Jed has been improving and certainly is not a reason for this team's struggles. He's been a plus way more than a minus since coming up last year. There is no reason to think he can not come close to repeating the numbers he has put up the last 315 PAs (.897). Even if he ends up somewhere between his career numbers (.779) and last 365 days (.897), let's say about.840-.850, he'd still be one of the best SS, 2B and 3Bmen on offense in MLB, that is, if he can do it for 145 games.

     
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    Put the Green Monster in RF and his LHH numbers would look better.  On the home stand he hit three balls into the triangle.  One was a triple turned into a double by a moron fan, and two were 400+ ft outs that would be homers from June to September.  Patience..
     
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    The durability argument IMO was miscast by the media and many fans IMHO. It was at the end of 2009 an issue but it was a single injury he had in 2008 that was the concern. The concern was more about whether the wrist was ever going to heal correctly than the fact that he was an often injured athlete with a variety of maladies.

    It was a valid concern as many players are never the same after a  wrist injury (see Nomar's career stats for details). Rightfully after the 2009 season Epstein sign Scutaro. No matter how much they believed Lowrie had the potential to play MLB at some point he had to prove he could over come the wrist problems.

    It was a good thing that Epstein did that too, as Lowrie contracted mono and much of the season was lost.

    So what we had was a player with one injury that he played with for much of 2008 (tainting his stats for that year) and a nasty case of mono. Not a player with questionable durability.

    His performance IMO isn't that surprising. Performance can go either way once a guy makes it to MLB but he hit in NCAA, he hit at every level in the minors and he was hitting before his injury in 2008.

    Jed's not a great defender, certainly not as a SS which is the most challenging position on the diamond. In an world without the Laser Show at 2B I am sure that is where the RS would have targeted him. But they had already converted another college SS with MLB 2B skills who happened to rookie of the year and an MVP.

    But right now he is the starting SS. Scutaro slow start and his defense which isn't remarkably better than Jed's has given Jed a chance to be the primary SS.

    What Jed's long term future holds (trade-super-sub???) time will tell but he is one of the guys that helped keep the RS from a total early season meltdown so IMO we should all enjoy what it is.

    And for a few get over the fact the guy exceed your projections. It happens. There weren't a dozen folks in the world not named Epstein that ever thought that Dustin Pedroia would be an all-star caliber MLB player.

    Just my takes
     
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    I didn't mean to imply that I agree Jed is injury prone. I do not.

    He has had 1 injury and mono in 4 years.

    He has played 32 out of 38 gmes so far, and 4 of the 6 games he missed were the manager's decision, most likely based on poor splits vs RHPs.

    32 out of 38 is on pace for 136 games, which would place him 8th on the team in games played if all follow their current rates. I wouldn't be surprised if Jed ends up 3rd to 5th in games played by the end of the season. The clown will have changed monikers 8 times by then.

    He's played one less game than "vertigo" and "hang nail" Drew, someone who is "untouchable" in the absurd clown's eyes.
     
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    OK, we get it , majorleague.

    You don't like Uncle Jed Lowrie.

    Incidently, maybe someday you will get mono and you will not make jokes about it anymore.

    I'm not wishin' for it, but maybe that's what it will take.
     
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    Softy's still bummed that Stanford turned down his application and he was forced to go to RLSP (The Rush Limbaugh School of Propaganda).
     
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    Moon

    If you let me get way ahead of myself. How about the ultimate in small samples, the playoffs?  How handy will Cameron (2012) and Jed (2012 and beyond?) if the Sox make it? If I can dream for a minute.

    The AL playoff contenders are top heavy with LHP:

    Sabathia
    Lewis
    Price
    Liriano
    Duensing

    And dream some more:

    Lee
    Hamels

    The LHH Sox theoretically match up well with the Indians and Angels. 
     
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    Joe, Lowrie hasn't played a MLB season. Next.
     
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    [QUOTE]OK, we get it , majorleague. You don't like Uncle Jed Lowrie. Incidently, maybe someday you will get mono and you will not make jokes about it anymore. I'm not wishin' for it, but maybe that's what it will take.
    Posted by ZILLAGOD[/QUOTE]
    Don't lie, we are all wishing mono upon Softlaw. Or at least the real one.
     
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    A Yankee fan says that Tex was HGH doping up, on "The Fan" radio network. He needs to find another candy man.
     
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    Bill Hall, 2 for 3 and 2 RBI's, today. Has had one league elite season, but a real warrior who will do anytying for the team instead of seeking his next contract. He's also better looking than Lowrie.
     
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    Hall is in the retirement league.
    Lowrie is facing the toughest competition in the game's best division, and he is morphing Hall at every turn.

    Hall is the true butcher at SS - and is one-two steps away from official retirement in his early thirties.
     
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    He DOES play all over the place (Jack of all trades, Master of None), which can be helpful; in this way, he reminds me of Woodie Held, Cesar Tovar, and Joe McEwing (who stunk). And last year was pretty good. 
     
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