Originally Posted by membengal
I do have a general question on the doubles...doesn't GABP suppress doubles to some extent? A few more homers, and a few less doubles for all players, all things being equal?
Really an oddly interesting debut, no matter how you slice it.
If I recall that is correct. GABP is a hitters park becuse HR's increase, but generally nothing else.
I think the odd stats are likely just small sample size. It's not like many of his HR's have been cheap, he's scorched most of them.
I expect his doubles will increase since he has the speed to turn singles for most hitters into some doubles.
His HR/FB rate of 22.2% likely cannot be sustained.
He will need to walk more and hit some more doubles to maintain a .750 OPS. His walk rate has been steadily incresing, so I suggest that is possible.