Now it’s time for everyone’s favorite game, Fantasy Baseball, Fun With Numbers. Ding, ding, ding… Bassoon… Triangle! Triangle! Triangle! Cow bell! More cow bell! One last ding. In today’s installment of Fantasy Baseball, Fun With Numbers, we’re going to look at some hitters and try to figure out if maybe the numbers tell a different story than their names tell. Anyway, here’s the latest in Fantasy Baseball, Fun With Numbers:
Player A – In 241 Post-All-Star ABs, 40/12/33/.232
Player B – In 190 Post-All-Star ABs, 35/12/30/.316
Player A is Raul Ibanez, Player B is J.D. Drew. This doesn’t negate everything I’ve said about Ibanez, but it’s a heads up for Drew late in deep leagues.
Player A – In 255 Post-All-Star ABs, 41/10/39/.298/6
Player B – In 300 Post-All-Star ABs, 33/13/45/.290/1
Player A is Ben Zobrist, Player B is Jose Lopez. Sure, Zorilla also birthed Siamese Twins in August with his extra position eligibility, but Zobrist is being drafted 70 spots before Lopez.
Player A – Over the season, 28.9 K% and a .360 BABIP.
Player B – Over the season, 21.7 K% and a .222 BABIP.
Player A is Brad Hawpe, Player B is Jay Bruce. One should play the lottery, one should not.
Player A – In 608 ABs, 78/21/93/.301/1
Player B – In 314 ABs, 45/21/44/.293/10
Player A is Billy Butler, Player B is Garrett Jones. Aw, now I’m just picking on Moobler.
Player A – In 283 Post-All-Star ABs, 41/2/21/.254/18
Player B – In 243 Post-All-Star ABs, 37/3/25/.280/17
Player A is Everth Cabrera, Player B is Elvis Andrus. Eight rounds after Andrus, I’d take the average hit.
Player A – In 267 Post-All-Star ABs, 48/9/45/.273/11
Player B – In 284 Post-All-Star ABs, 43/8/33/.271/11
Player A is Bobby Abreu, Player B is Franklin Gutierrez. If Abreu loses a step in 2010, he might fall far in the 2011 rankings.
Player A – In 233 Post-All-Star ABs, 29/11/33/.262/5
Player B – In 231 Post-All-Star ABs, 32/10/34/.255/0
Player A is Will Venable, Player B is Manny Ramirez. Zoinks!