- Mar 11, 2007
This is exactly right. It's not fair to single out Dalbec's stats against "inferior opposition" or saying that "it all happened during blowouts". That happens to everyone and levels out across an entire season. Removing that stuff is good to look at with many, many many grains of salt in order to ascertain what type of player someone may be going forward but it has to be put in context to other players too, who also would need to have their highs and lows removed. It's Eric Van crap....With regard to the post minimizing the run that Bobby is on because most of his home runs have come against say replacement level pitching, I dont feel the same way. So many at bats during the year are against mediocre pitching. What is more important to me is the fact that when he hits the ball, he makes elite contact. The problem is that he has not been able to put the ball in play enough against righties. During his hot streak, he has been much improved at this skill. Can you imagine what everyones numbers in baseball would look like if we took out their stats against everyone excluding say the top 3 starters and top 2 relievers?
There's really no other way around it- He's been an absolute beast at the dish the last 6 weeks. Defensively, despite his two good plays yesterday... he's still a mess but could possibly improve with more time there. If he can... and if his recent stretch is even close to a normal going forward, the lineup is the best in the league.