lbbaseball14 wrote:Bro Andruw Jones is hitting .115 and hit .222 last year. I understand that hes probably a better hitter than what last years numbers suggest but why are people forgetting that Juan Pierre hit .293 last year with 60 sb's ??????? Last time I checked thats a pretty damn good year. Andruw Jones only hit 26 HR last year too, he has turned into Richie Sexson.
I'm sorry Torre is probably blocking your clever pick of Kemp, but saying this kind of stuff is just eeg-nee-rent.
First, Pierre's SB's were essentially meaningless. In addition to stealing over 60 bags, he got caught 15 times. And given that you need about a 70% success rate just to break even, his speed didn't count for much.
Second, you can talk average, but if you really want to talk, let's talk OBP.
Pierre's OBP the last 3 years: .332, .330, and .326.
Jones' OBP the last 3 years: .311, .363, and .347.
Third, Jones averages about a .500 SLG; Pierre tops out around .400 and generally hangs around .350.
Fourth, Jones has won 10 consecutive Gold Gloves. Yah, not the end all be all, I know, but apparently no matter how you cut it Jones is one heck of a defensive center fielder
Jones isn't that old for a slugger... turns 31 this month. So there's good reason to expect that last year was an anomaly. (Don't even get into this year stats).
The idea that he's trumped by Pierre's empty .300 average and the manufactured double is just wrong, wrong, wrong.
0-3 to 4-3. Worst choke in the history of baseball. Enough said.