THis and Ludwick coming back (hopefully) could be the fuel we need to jump start our offense and zoom ahead of the pack in NL Central.
Last 40 PAs for Cozart: .351/.359/.568
More fuel, right? Right?
Look, I know there is a difference between Mesoraco and Cozart at this time. But we are also talking about a 2 game explosion added to more recent mediocrity from Devin. Monster 10 PA samples can greatly skew slightly larger samples due to the still relatively small size of the overall sample. Looking at it objectively, Devin just annhilated 2 pitchers who were generally annhilated by everyone on the team, including Cozart, Frazier and Robinson. I know everyone has spent a lot of time and energy promoting Devin for a long time, and blaming a number of external forces for Devin's struggles to this point. And this could truly be the true beginning of Devin's breakout. But let's wait and see a little bit...it could just as easily be just a real good 2 game span.
Mesoraco has a .730 OPS on the season.
What's with the need to tear him down, edabbs? He's getting consistent playing time and he's hitting better. Could it be a coincidence? Sure, but I have hope it's not.
Hey edabbs44, I'll bet ya that Mesoraco keeps his OPS over 700 for the rest of the season. If I'm right, will you change your user title to "Devil's Advocate"?
"On-base percentage is great if you can score runs and do something with that on-base percentage," Baker said. "Clogging up the bases isn't that great to me."
So which is it? Your logic has been inconsistent.
I know this will probably be received with mixed emotions here, but it seems like there are certain situations on this board where some will beat you to death with stats and then other situations involving other players where we don't need to do that. If my introduction of the fact that Devin's two game SF explosion is materially skewing his numbers, then I apologize. But in a 200 PA sample, 2 games like that will make a huge difference and I'm not sure that we can truly say that he is on his way to a 750 OPS, 660 OPS, or something else.
I just find it odd that some want to link these two games directly to some sort of opportunity, insinuating that this would've been all season long if he played 5 times per week. Just seems way illogical for me.
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If only Mes could learn to be clutch, people would fawn over him.Code:AVG OBP SLG wOBA Mes .258 .326 .405 .313 BP .262 .313 .406 .311
As for BP, he better be grateful that he's tearing it up with runners on base, because otherwise people might realize that he's having the worst season of his career.
Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.
Just because a guys best 2 games just happened doesn't mean you can't count them.
Mes is a .730 OPS bat for the season, and is trending up. What is there to argue on that?
Very promising progress, I'm pleased to see it.
Start taking the outside pitches to right instead of pounding them into the dirt to the left side.....and we'll have a well above average catcher for many years.
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