GreenMonsterGoon wrote:Chavez is stuck in Oakland in a horrible hitters park with no hitters around him. There is no way he hits above .280
Oakland plays in a hitter's, Busch is a pitcher's park. If you're going to compare ballparks, they heavily favour Chavez, especially for HR's.
Since Rolen was way above his norms in almost every category last year, and Chavez was injured and missed a lot of time, people are saying Rolen will be a lot better... but I really doubt it. Look at Rolen's splits:
Pre ASB - .342 BA
Post ASB - .276 BA
66 points better before the break. Which one would you assume to be his normal BA? His post-ASB numbers which are right in line with his career numbers? Or his crazy first half which he's never come close to in his 8 year career?
And Jury, Oakland's hitters may not be flashy but they get on base. OBA is what matters, BA is meaningless compared to OBA - with regards to how good the hitters ahead of you are such as with Oakland.
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