2010 TigsTown Player Capsule: Scott Sizemore

Ready to take a look back at the performers of 2010 and what's in store for them in 2011? Head inside to read the 2010 player capsules! Sizemore entered 2010 with high expectations and didn't quite come through, but all is not lost yet.

Five Numbers That Sum Up The Season


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What It All Means

It was quite the year for Scott Sizemore, after breaking a bone in the Arizona Fall League last fall, he spent the off-season recovering but was still promised the second base job, unusual for a player with just one year of minor league experience above A-ball. Sizemore held his own to start, but saw the bottom fall out in his numbers in May, largely attributable to a very poor average on balls in play, a number that would have surely rebounded if he got more at-bats. By the late summer, he had fallen below Will Rhymes on Jim Leyland's pecking order, despite a .934 OPS in limited AB's in September. One thing that did seem to be confirmed via his UZR number; he may not be horrible defensively, but his defense is likely a bit of a negative that he'll need his offense to overcome to play.

What Does the Future Hold

Sizemore's future has enormous potential, it's just whether or not he'll get the opportunity and take advantage of it, if/when he does. Sizemore hit at every minor league level and take out a rough two week stretch in May and he posted a .257/.311/.394 line, as noted above, that rough stretch in May was likely more bad luck than a completely overwhelmed hitter giving bad production. Sizemore will never be anything to write home about with his glove, but if he can get close to his offensive production as a minor leaguer (.889 OPS in 2009, .850 OPS in 2010) he can more than make up for it and be a plus hitter at a typically offensively challenged position.

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