Buttah304 wrote: Mecca wrote:
Dr. Detfink wrote:
Over 7 seasons, Didi Gregorius hits .266...As a full-time starter, he hit for a best .287 with a rookie Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez missing a month (roughly) of the season.
He's currently hitting .260 avg after going 0-30...we ALL know, in THAT stacked line up With Stanton/Torres/Andujar, Didi is going to get hot again and very possibly finish close to .300.
What am I trying to say?
I'm NOT saying Tyler Austin is on the same playing field as Sir Didi.
I'm saying...That line up has Soooo much protection up and down that line up (this IS partially why Neil Walker is hitting), if Tyler Austin gets consistent playing time...it's possible he may sneak in there with a .270 avg. Am I putting all my money on Vegas? No. Obviously. But there's a chance.
And then when he gets misleading numbers, you trade him for an even BETTER asset.
I mean, I don't know why the pounce...it's not a decree or a commandment. It's an outside of the box look at how guys can benefit from a stacked line up.
I'll answer the question for you.224 career MLB AB's
.230 BA / .293 OBP
take your L and walk it off.
I think its actually funny that you are using career statistics for trying to **** on Detfink's statement when you literally typed on this board the other day that Hicks is a 380 OBP, 850 OPS and 20 SB kind of player. Meanwhile in your world for knowing EXACTLY who a player is going to be let me clue you in on something.
Aaron Hicks career at bats: 1,540
Career Batting Average and On Base Percentage:
.231 BA/ .316 OBP
And I get it, you want to use Hicks 300 AB's last year as some sort of absolute, unequivocal concrete data that speaks to you thinking he is the player you claim he is. But there is an extremely high chance that you are dead wrong. That Hicks is nothing more than a 348 OBP, 244 BA, 780 OPS type of player. The best part is I really don't like Austin AT ALL. I just don't know why the concept of him potentially hitting 270, even when he said he wouldn't bet on that in Vegas would seem to irritate you that much.
Ahhh yes. My favorite thing to do. Find old posts of people berating me, yet being unequivocally incorrect.
Hicks is 45th in the entire MLB for pitchers and hitters combined in WAR.
Hicks is top 30 in OPS in the entire MLB.
Hicks is 25th in SLG.
Hicks is an elite glove with ++ speed.
Tyler Austin is still a career .228 hitter in MLB level in 268 AB's and currently in AAA.