CyboNinja wrote:I went and looked up 2 players who haven't missed a game and batted in the 3 hole all year. Davis has missed 1 game thus far.
Joey Votto 298 PAs 65 G
Dustin Pedroia 297 PAs 66 G
Chris Davis 267 PAs 64 G
(these stats are from before the start of play for today June 12)
I suppose I was a little off on my estimate. 70-80 PAs lost is a more accurate guess.
So lets see here so far Davis has hit a HR every 13.35 PAs. That equals 2.38 HRs thus far. For a team that currently sits 3 GB their division leader I would think those 2 HRs could've certainly helped. Showalter is an idiot.
dude you cant compare guys from different teams lol.
you realize that not all teams have the same offensive prowess, so they dont get the same number of PA's throughout the season right?
http://www.fangraphs.com/leaders.aspx?p ... 0&sort=3,d
2013 season to date:
Boston - 2583 PA's
Cincinnati - 2556 PA's
Orioles - 2482 PA's
Theres a much easier (and more logical) way to to think about this.
Adam Jones, hitting 4th, in 65 games has 283 PA
Chris Davis, hitting 5th, in 64 games has 267 PA
subtract 4 PA for the extra game.
that gives us a difference of 12 PA's between the #5 and #4 slot for the Orioles.
over the season thats ~ 36 PA's.
Even if Davis keeps up the pace all year, that not even 1 win worth of PA's.
Showalter might be an idiot, but its definitely not becasue Davis is batting 5th.