Originally Posted by Brutus
He has almost 3,500 plate appearances (and will after tonight or tomorrow) and you think one injury-riddled, 350-PA season that was 100 points below his average drastically changes his career OPS?
But you know what? We'll play along. Even if you completely exclude his 2011 season, his career OPS coming into the year was .860. It's .854.
So I ask again, what sort of expectations did you have for him?
I thought he'd hit better than .270. A 2.3 WAR is disappointing. I'm surprised at how many boneheaded plays he makes. His defense has been fine.
I thought the change of scenery and playing in this little league park combined with relativly good health would trigger big numbers. Hasn't happened.