It's his .197 BA that's got me flipping out......
As of today Tex is 14/69, which adds up to roughly .203.
Let's do some math.
how many hits does he need to get over the next two weeks to get his average to something more tolerable, like, say, .280?
Over two weeks the rangers will play 12 games... say he gets 3.5 at bats per game (allowing for walks and things of that nature) So he will have 42 at bats.
(14+HITS)/(69+42) = .280
this leads to HITS equal to about 17. So if teixeira hits .404 over the next two weeks his average will be at .280?
is this possible? yes. is it probably? maybe. the point is that all it will take is one short hot streak to bump him up to a good average.
even if he only hits 400 for the next week his average overall will go up to about .244 if he hits .500 it'll be at .277
small number statistics can be deceiving. . .
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