Apr 23, 2008

Will Robbie bounce back?

Yes, and here's why: his peripherals are all in line with his career averages. Although he's currently at .173/.212/.247, his line drive rate is 19.4% (up from his career of 19% flat), his groundball rate is 51.4% (exactly in line with his career), his flyball rate is 29.2% (down from 29.6%), although his infield fly rate is up considerably (19% compared to his career 9.3%). The problem is mostly luck: his BABIP is a measly .183, down nearly 150 points from his career average of .330.

He's also seeing more pitches per plate appearance (3.5, which has trended upward throughout his career), and being more selective at the plate (.44 bb/k compared to his career .36).

I just hope his resurrection starts sooner rather than later.

2 comments:

Jorge said...

Is it just me, or is Michael Kay becoming unbearable to listen to? I pretty much just put the game on mute these days, then read about how bad Kay was here:

http://firemichaelkay.blogspot.com/

Can't YES get a real announcer?

Rookrat said...

If it wasn't for the delay, it's more fun listening to Sterling on the radio...

Even if you don't go for his over-the-topic theatrics, you gotta admit it's a helluva lot more entertaining...