Brennan Boesch has had quite the down season…until the last two weeks. Take a look with me at his first half numbers, his July explosion, and why it’s happening all in this weeks Detroit Free Press Column, which is now live.
Coming into Monday, Detroit second basemen were slugging .276 this year. To give you an idea of how bad that is, in the American League the worst slugging percentage, by position, is shortstop with a .367 clip. Second basemen ranked second to last at a .369 clip. Detroit second basemen were slugging 93 points below […]
Just a wee comparison here: Year 2012 PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB Omar Infante 347 42 94 23 2 8 33 10 12 Split PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB Tigers 2B . 364 29 64 16 1 2 25 0 32 Year 2012 SO BA OBP SLG […]
Thought I’d let you all know.
Didn’t really expect to see Turner’s trade value plummet THIS much but it looks like he is indeed headed to Miami for 2B Omar Infante and SP Anibal Sanchez. Obviously this will be updated as we learn more but for now the reaction is this: It’s a trade that benefits the team this year alone […]
How do you quantify greatness…in baseball? The answer is actually simple. In baseball there is a certain threshold that separates good players from bad players and great players from good players. Time and durability matter a great deal as well. A season where a player enjoys a .350 OBP and .450 SLG is fantastic, but […]
Well, that went better than I think most people expected. I sort of made myself look bad, actually. In my preview, I said that I’d observed in Toledo that most of the hits Jacob Turner gave up were solidly hit and that there were very few “lucky” hits. Today, nearly all the hits he gave […]
Ah, no rest for the weary. Now that the Tigers have reclaimed first place, they have to turn right around and try to stay in first. Judging by the tweets and comments of Tigerdom, I get the feeling that most people expect a slugfest today. The Tigers have not seen Philip Humber since last year […]
Rick Porcello pitched maybe his best start in a Tiger uniform and his teammates backed him up with seven runs, on route to a 7-1 win. The victory today also puts the Tigers in first place all alone for first time since April 22nd. The Tigers were as far as six games out on June […]
Most Valuable Tiger: Rick Porcello, .274 WPA Hey, It’s Ryan Raburn: Ryan Raburn, -.145 WPA Most Valuable White Sox: Dayan Viciedo, .053 WPA (yes, really) White Sox’ Ryan Raburn: Chris Sale, -.202 WPA