Originally Posted by edabbs44
Very interesting...but one quick question. If, as you stated, that Griffey continued to do very well in getting himself into hitters counts, what would account for his sub-par 2006 performance?
Thanks for the knowledge.
I believe that data shows Griffey's career information. In other words, 2006's numbers weren't bad enough to pull Griffey's career numbers down.
I'm not sure what Griffey's 2006 numbers looked like, as far as these stats are concerned, but if Griffey was getting into hitter's counts at a near 40% rate and into pitchers counts at a near 25% rate, then yeah, why were his numbers down in 2006? Specifically, why was his OBP% down so much considering his career numbers in hitter's counts. Is age really catching up to him that fast that he was unable to do much with pitches even when he was in a hitters count in 2006?