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 Post subject: Grading The Offense
PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2008 2:43 am 
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I'm just basing this on Batting Average, although I think it separates the good from the bad good enough for my evaluation right now. If I had to grade these guys to date, this is how it would go:

Grade A
1. McLouth .323
2. Nady .347
3. Doumit (he needs to play more) .345

Grade B
1. No one

Grade C
1. Bay .266

Grade D
1. Bautista .235

Grade F
1. Sanchez .222
2. LaRoche .202

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 Post subject: Re: Grading The Offense
PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2008 3:05 am 
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Bay needs to be up there with McLouth and Nady. He's getting on base at a .400 clip. Singling out batting average does not do him justice.

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 Post subject: Re: Grading The Offense
PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2008 3:40 am 
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I'm a huge Bay supporter, however you can't give the guy a grade of "A" when he is hitting so poorly with men in scoring position. His OBP is great and that gives the team scoring opportunities no doubt, but he has also had a ton of run producing opportunities go by the wayside when hitting with RISP. My biggest fault with Bay is he isn't aggressive enough when he has chances to drive runs in. I'm not saying he should go outside the strike zone, but he has been called out on strikes several times lately in these situations because he took borderline 3rd strikes. He also lets a lot of pitches go that are right down broadway because he is being "patient". If he gets pitches to hit I want him being more aggressive. He should be thinking about getting the big hit when he is up, not letting it for the next guy. I certainly have no proof of this(and as I said I'm a huge Bay supporter) but watching the games I sometimes get a feel like he almost hopes he gets walked in those situations. Maybe that's just me.....


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 Post subject: Re: Grading The Offense
PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2008 10:46 am 
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Willton wrote:
Bay needs to be up there with McLouth and Nady. He's getting on base at a .400 clip. Singling out batting average does not do him justice.


I said I was just using the Batting Average stat for a quick grade Econo. If you want to give Bay an A, then submit your own list. If you want to use other stats to also justify your grades, go right ahead.

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 Post subject: Re: Grading The Offense
PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2008 10:55 am 
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Willton wrote:
Bay needs to be up there with McLouth and Nady. He's getting on base at a .400 clip. Singling out batting average does not do him justice.


Well you're singling out OBP.

He's also slugging at a very un-Baylike 459.

I'd give him a B.


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 Post subject: Re: Grading The Offense
PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2008 2:34 pm 
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BD, thanks for the sophisticated analyis. It is very insightful. :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: Grading The Offense
PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2008 2:41 pm 
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Ralphie wrote:
BD, thanks for the sophisticated analyis. It is very insightful. :roll:


LOL! I love properly executed sarcasm. You get an A+ for style. The eye roll emoticon was overkill though, so you only get a B+ on form.


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 Post subject: Re: Grading The Offense
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Ralphie wrote:
BD, thanks for the sophisticated analyis. It is very insightful.:roll:


You're quite welcome Ralphie. Can I grade your comment about my post?.........ok............thanks.........I will................I will give Ralphie a C+ based on my analysis of his spelling of analysis......... :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: Grading The Offense
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May 2nd and May 3rd....those were the two days Bautista had his homerun "explosion" for three homeruns against the Nats.

Just out of curiosity, I wanted to post that to keep track of when will be the next time we see Bautista hits another homerun.

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 Post subject: Re: Grading The Offense
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bassoondirector wrote:
You're quite welcome Ralphie. Can I grade your comment about my post?.........ok............thanks.........I will................I will give Ralphie a C+ based on my analysis of his spelling of analysis


Maybe he meant to comment on the "analyis." I am not going to give a definition. I have my limits.


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 Post subject: Re: Grading The Offense
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Can't really argue with those grades and rankings. Bautista would also be down with LaRoche and company, but thankfully he has poured it on very nicely as of late.


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