Now itâ€™s time for everyoneâ€™s favorite game, Fantasy Baseball, Fun With Numbers.Â Ding, ding, dingâ€¦ Bassoonâ€¦ Triangle!Â Triangle!Â Triangle!Â Cow bell!Â More cow bell!Â One last ding.Â In todayâ€™s installment of Fantasy Baseball, Fun With Numbers, weâ€™re going to look at some hitters and try to figure out if maybe the numbers tell a different story than their names tell.Â Anyway, hereâ€™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.Â 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 – 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.Â 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 – 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 – 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.Â 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.Â Zoinks!