HellasLEAF wrote:Smileyman9 wrote:Overall. Nothing appears to be alarming with Nick Markakis.
3 to 4 weeks. you can give him that based his hot start.
7 to 8 weeks? if you aren't alarmed by this 'slump' you don't have a pulse. I mean, it's every single category, he does NOTHING. It's not like he is stealing bags in between sucking like V. Wells.
I've always felt that it seemed to be a popular misconception that Markakis was a speedster who could steal bases; Last year he had 10SBs...the year before 18SBs... I don't know this for a fact because I don't know where one would check this sort of thing...however, it always seemed like at least a good fraction of his SB total occured during double steals (B-Rob going 2nd to 3rd and Markakis 1st to 2nd).
Beyond what AussieDodger pointed out (which is a very valid point) I just don't see a need to freak out; Like I said...stats occur over a season - and right now, he's hit 7HRs which means he needs to hit 13 more over the course to match last season. His BA is .16-.23 lower then the end of the season the last two years...something a nice hot streak will take care of; With that said, if you have someone better to insert and bench him while he's cold...go for it...I just wouldn't drop him or trade him low...