Re: The "A" team
- From: O'Bob <O'Bob@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2008 00:06:36 -0400
On Wed, 10 Sep 2008 18:17:01 -0700 (PDT), jonathan
On Sep 10, 7:47 pm, O'Bob <O'...@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Wed, 10 Sep 2008 16:35:35 -0700 (PDT), Mary1973 <mlaw...@xxxxxxxxx>
I think Tatis has earned the start. He has come up with some key hits
for us. Yes, he has made some errors in the field but not too bad
considering he is an infielder.
WFAN stated some outrageous stat for Tatis: Said he's batting lifetime
.360 with runners on base. They also said in the past that he was
leading the league in batting with runners in scoring position. Yeah,
he's earned a spot.
Not sure how the lifetime .360 with runners registers to the Tatis
detractors who say he'll get back to 'normal.'
I'm not sure that came from but it's not true. Tatis lifetime is a .
260/.349/.420 hitter with runners on base. He is a .270/.377/.424
hitter with runners in scoring position.
I believe that was Howie. It's only 100 points different. <g> I'm
pretty sure he said 360, and it was in context of being exceptional.
So .260 would not have qualified. I wonder why the discrepancy.
Most hitters will vary
significantly from year to year in terms of their production with
runners in scoring position. Very few hitters show consistency in
this area which is why 'clutch hitting' is a bit of misnomer.
But real life certainly feels like 'clutch' is meaningful. Like Arod
this year. It would stand to reason, since there's more pressure on
the hitter, and he's certainly thinking differently at the plate.
hitters career-wise will show production with runners in scoring
position that is similar to their overall production.
If there are runners on base, he'd be trying to place the ball or hit
one over the fence, etc. Also the runners would shift fielders'
So I'm surprised that either stat would correspond to normal.
This year, he's hitting .342/.412/.575 with runners on base and .
371/.458/.614 with runners in scoring position.
I'll take it! And as mentioned, his right-left splits are about even.
Maybe even stronger righty-to-righty, so it makes little sense to
platoon on the basis of right handed pitcher.
And I like the option of being able to bring Murphy in off the bench
in crucial spots (like tonight). Feels much different having a
reliable bat there.
So I'd love to see Manuel stick with tonight's lineup (Tatis, Church,
Easley) as his stock starting lineup. Tatis and Easley certainly
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