blankman wrote: davidmarver wrote:
Pogotheostrich wrote:He's having a nice hot streak and a good rookie season.
Still I don't see any reason to get all that excited about him. Omar Infante has 28 doubles in 108 games.
Name Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Robinson Cano NYY 114 449 62 129 28 2 9 47 16 62 1 2 .287 .314 .419 .733
Omar Infante DET 105 362 32 80 28 2 7 41 15 59 7 0 .221 .255 .367 .622
Give Infante the protection and lineup Cano gets to situate himself in and those ratios would be reversed.
david, that's a disgrace how stupid that is. Do you even realize who bats behind Cano? Try Bubba Crosby, the .258 hitter.
Calling Cano is .221 hitter when he's hitting .290 is so ridiculous that I don't even know what to say. Same goes for his OBP which you're calling .255 which is 35 points lower than his batting average
. You've probably never seen him play (and if you did its no more than 4 times, probably all during his slump) and are basing everything off of your hatred for the Yankees. Its downright sad.
I'm not calling Cano a .221 hitter, but by the same token, I'm not calling Infante a .221 hitter. Cano hasn't always had Crosby behind him, in fact he's only had 39 at bats behind Cano. Nice theory there. The fact Cano had bad hitters behind him while hitting eighth and still has only collected 16 walks is a little irking to me.
Congrats, Cano is hitting .310 in the nine-hole in a good lineup. Maybe pitchers are giving him pitches to hit so he won't be on-base for Jeter, Matsui, Giambi, Sheffield, and ARod. However, when pitchers most need to get Cano out, they have been. He hits only .250 with runners on (200 at bats) and .188 with RISP. Anyway you explain that, it's bad. The exact opposite exists with Infante: he hits well with runners on
This is more of a hot streak than it is an actual barometer of his talent; Cano has to grow far more patient for me to buy that he has gotten better. He only has two walks compared to seven Ks this month, which is right on scope with the rest of his season.
To further the comparison, Infante creates 3.7 runs a game compared to Cano's 3.5. Infante also sees .4 more pitches/plate appearance. Cano's 3.1 is among the league's lowest. That said Cano has better bat control as he pops up less and hits a higher % of line-drives although those statistics virtually go hand-in-hand (one explains the other). Infante also has 8 win shares compared to Cano's 6. Infante's is one higher than bench while Cano's is worse than what an average bench player would accomplish.
To put it simply, the two aren't as far separated as you think.