Re: The curious case of Chris Heisey
Gomes does lead the team with batting in 21.9% of baserunners in 297 PA. Votto is second (17.8%) and Rolen (17.5%.)
Last year, he batted in 15.0% of baserunners in 314 PAs.
In 2008, he batted in 12.2% of baserunners with 177 PAs.
2007, 395 PAs and batted in 12.5%.
Gomes' increase in RBI is directly related to hitting behind excellent on base men and a seemingly improved approach at the plate. I think it's likely that any .281 hitter would have a similar number of RBI. Depending on said .281 hitter's age and maternal genes, the mohawk could also be duplicated.
Heisey should play more.
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