Thursday, October 1, 2009

Outfield

Who knew? Of the 45 American League outfielders, the highest two in OPS are (drum roll) Jason Bay and J.D. Drew. Or so says the Herald's John Tomase. The Yahoo! numbers beg to differ: Bay is third in the AL, Drew is fifth. What data was John reading? Or maybe he didn't notice Adam Lind (#1) who belted a homer against Tim Wakefield last night.

4 comments:

Chops said...

Ah - apparently the others at the top (Lind, Zobrist, Morales) have played more games at other positions, and hence don't qualify for outfield.

And with Drew's excellent defense, he really is the goods!

Barnabas said...

i mean, with drew, you know he's gonna give 100% on every play...oh wait

Chops said...

That's the thing. He *does* give 100% on every play, but that means he doesn't ever amp it up to a higher level. So he's just as intense in October against LAA as he is in May against Baltimore. And he gets approximately the same results, which are apparently 2nd-best in the league for true OF.

Barnabas said...

he hit 2 homers in the last regular season game - hopefully he's getting hot like he did last june