The guy is hitting .280. At least he brings "something" to the plate for the offense. I haven't followed how the other Met starters have been since they were on a 0-72 start (or whatever it was). it would be nice to get something out of them.
EddyBarzoon wrote: I would love to know how other teams starting pitching fares at the plate....but other than deGrom
Colon, Niese, Wheeler, Dice & Gee are a combined 7 for 127.
Maybe the pitcher's can have a better approach, but what are you going to do? Get rid of a decent pitcher because he can't hit?
No, but I am wondering how it plays out in the overall result of added wins (or losses) because you're getting nothing out of the spot. I think we are seeing some pretty lethargic O since the ASB. It wouldn't hurt to get something out of the 9 spot once in a while...well more than 7 times in 127 at bats. In itself, it's probably not that big of a deal but when you start combining it with other aspects that need a tweak, it starts to add up.
Chris Young is up to 88 wRC+. His career mark is 93. If he simply managed to put up solid defense with his mediocre offense, he'd be a useful player (or a tradable asset, at least). What the heck happened to his defense this year?