Baseball Crank
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May 22, 2007
BASEBALL: Year in Review

As regular readers know, I like to take the 365-day look back through David Pinto's database now and then; let's go there again with the hitters.

Quick thoughts:

1. I would not have tagged Chipper Jones as baseball's most potent slugger over the past year.

2. David Wright: .302/.521/.375. Jose Reyes: .321/.520/.377. Talk about a matched set. Of course, with 60-odd more plate appearances, 50 more steals, half as many GIDP and his defense at short, Reyes has surpassed Wright. It remains to be seen which will give the Mets more value over the next four years, but it's a nice question to be able to ask.

3. Mr. Ausmus? It's the glue factory...

4. Stock up when you slice the numbers this way: Mark Teahen, Greg Norton, Jimmy Rollins (.508 slugging and .338 OBP probably means we've seen the last of him as a leadoff man), Endy Chavez. Stock down: Miguel Tejada (still productive, but where'd his power go?), Jim Edmonds, Craig Biggio, Eric Chavez,Craig Wilson, Sean Casey, Morgan Ensberg, Damian Miller, Scott Thorman, Jonny Gomes.

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