This post will either be insanely stupid and a terrible use of splits stats or *mimes mind being blown*. Actually, now that I think about it, *mimes mind being blown* doesn’t sound like a positive. Two negatives? A perfect start for a post about Rougned Odor! Owning Rougned Odor over the course of the season is exactly like *mimes mind being blown*. The last time I owned Rougned Odor I repeatedly *mimes mind being blown* at how awful he was. Sometimes I’d watch him swing and miss for roughly 100 straight at-bats and *mimes mind being blown*. I once owned Rougned Odor through a 1-for-seemingly-500 stretch, dropped him and watched him hit five homers in four games on waivers and *mimes mind being blown*. There’s a countless number of *mimes mind being blown* times I can associate with Rougned Odor and none of them are good, frankly. *mimes mind being blown* is a terrible way to think about Rougned Odor — forget I ever said it! I hate him so much! Yet. Dot dot dot. I’m kinda interested, due to his splits. So, what can we expect from Rougned Odor for 2020 fantasy baseball and what makes him a great dart throw?
In 404 2nd half games, Rougned Odor has 77 HRs and 27 SBs, while batting .244. Roughly, or rather Rougnedly, that makes him a 20/6 player in a half, and a half is 100 games. Frank Voila! Not sold yet? Tough but fair, you are, when Yoda is how I talk. In more games in the 1st half (413), he has 18 less homers (59, look at this math!) and hits .237. His Aprils are especially brutal: in 97 career games, 9 homers and a .195 average. May’s better, but barely, as he hits .219 with 15 homers in 121 career games. June? Well, June gloom is gone. (Do you see a pattern yet? He gets better as the summer heats up.) In 136 career games in June, he hits .259 with 24 homers. July? Thanks for asking! He’s hitting a career high of .292 in July with 35 homers, and that includes a 25-game rookie season July in 2014 when he was only 20 years old and hit zero homers. August he starts to cool down again (.230 and 27 homers in 158 games) and, in September, he’s still doing a Tokyo Drift going .229 and 26 homers in 158 games. If his hot June and July were Odor just taking a while to start seeing the ball well, he’d be great, as his best, in September. Slowly ramping up and finishing the year hot as your moms. That’s not the case. I will contend (for the featherweight argument championship) that Odor likes the weather hot eh eff. If you’re like, “Wait a minute, you absolute loon, Texas is hot in September.” Yes, and he hit six homers last September with a .255 average in 13 home games. So, hot isn’t bad, but on the road, going to cold climates in September, he’s not great. Odor isn’t bad, he’s just your grandmother snow bunny’ing down to Sarasota in the winter! Oh, and if not convinced, he hit .355 with two homers in twelve (warm-weather) spring training games this year. If we see only Arizona/Florida games, Odor is about to light the world on fire. If we get games starting in July, Odor will be great for the first six weeks, and, in a three-month season, you can just drop him for the final six weeks, and get paid major dividends. Rougned Odor: Hot Weather Hitter and great dart throw.