- Dec 22, 2002
Career: .236/.317/.407, .724 OPS, 91 OPS+. 8.1% BB%, 25.2% K% rate. It's kind of remarkable because if you take his first 4 seasons where he was all over the place: .237/.316/.409, .726 OPS, 94 OPS+For a player who has a reputation for tinkering with his swing, going on hot and cold streaks, and making much balleyhooed adjustments, for almost three seasons now JBJ has been remarkably consistent at the plate.
2017: .726 OPS (89 OPS+), 8.9% BB rate, 22.9% K rate
2018: .717 OPS (91 OPS+), 8.6% BB rate, 25.6% K rate
2019: .725 OPS (86 OPS+), 9.5% BB rate, 25.9% K rate
He's going to hit a few more HR this season and steal a few less bases than last year, but I hadn't realized how stable his hitting profile has become. It's not a great hitting profile, by any means, but, well, it is what it is.
Last 3 years where he's been "incredibly consistent": .235/.318/.405, .722 OPS, 89 OPS+
He is who we think he is.