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eastchicagosoxfan
09-19-2009, 09:53 PM
If AJ finishes the season with an average of at least .300, he will be the first Sox catcher since Bennie Tate in 1930 to have a .300 average. In 1930, Tate appeared in less than 75 games. Basically, AJ can be the first catcher in Sox history to have an average of .300 or better. Go AJ!!!!!!

Boondock Saint
09-19-2009, 10:00 PM
If AJ finishes the season with an average of at least .300, he will be the first Sox catcher since Bennie Tate in 1930 to have a .300 average. In 1930, Tate appeared in less than 75 games. Basically, AJ can be the first catcher in Sox history to have an average of .300 or better. Go AJ!!!!!!

Normally, it would be a hell of an accomplishment, but as we all know, it's a soft .300.

Daver
09-19-2009, 10:01 PM
Normally, it would be a hell of an accomplishment, but as we all know, it's a soft .300.

Using what logic?

soxinem1
09-19-2009, 10:02 PM
Normally, it would be a hell of an accomplishment, but as we all know, it's a soft .300.

I love AJ, but I'll take his hard .256 from 2005 over this year's .300, if it happens.

If he is our leading hitter, way too many guys had off years.

Boondock Saint
09-19-2009, 10:09 PM
Using what logic?

I should have used teal. I thought it was sarcastic enough without it.

MISoxfan
09-19-2009, 10:14 PM
AJ's pretty much better at the plate in every way in 2009 than in 2005.

MarkZ35
09-19-2009, 11:58 PM
.300 is .300 regardless of any other stats but I would have liked to see him come through with some big hits.

voodoochile
09-20-2009, 12:03 AM
.300 is .300 regardless of any other stats but I would have liked to see him come through with some big hits.

He's actually posting a .837 OPS and 20 RBI in 49 AB with scoring position and two outs.

MarkZ35
09-20-2009, 12:23 AM
He's actually posting a .837 OPS and 20 RBI in 49 AB with scoring position and two outs.
But where's the stat to show the score of the game and inning?

voodoochile
09-20-2009, 12:36 AM
But where's the stat to show the score of the game and inning?

I don't know, since you are making the claim, perhaps you should track down those stats...

MarkZ35
09-20-2009, 12:50 AM
I don't know, since you are making the claim, perhaps you should track down those stats...
I'm not trying to argue or anything because AJ is one of my favorite players but he hasn't come through in the clutch as much I would expect from a .300 hitter. I understand he had the slowest runners in front for majority of the season but he has to have close to the least rbi's from a .300 hitter in the middle of a lineup. Podsednik has a third of the HR and about the same rbi in about the same amount of ab.

Nellie_Fox
09-20-2009, 01:47 AM
Are we really going to have this discussion AGAIN?

HangWiffum
09-20-2009, 01:51 AM
i wish ozzie would have put AJ in the 3 hole sooner. all those at bats going to the dead weight outfielders make me vomit.

doublem23
09-20-2009, 09:16 AM
AJ is batting .299 this season with runners on base. Will you guys please shut the hell up about this?

Clembasbal
09-20-2009, 09:19 AM
I don't know, since you are making the claim, perhaps you should track down those stats...

Yes, oh man do I agree with this statement on so many levels. People claim way too many things in regards to player stats and two things happen. (1) They don't back it up, and (2) They don't know the real stats or how to get them.

And I'm sorry, a .300 in MLB is solid, especially if you have 500+ At-bats

Thatguyoverthere
09-20-2009, 11:34 AM
AJ is batting .299 this season with runners on base. Will you guys please shut the hell up about this?Amen. This is seriously one of the lamest arguments ever. The dude is having a fine season.

BainesHOF
09-20-2009, 11:42 AM
A.J. is having a pretty good season offensively, but he really hasn't been so hot in the clutch this season. Even Farmer and D.J. have been saying that. And he hacks at everything so he doesn't walk that much, which doesn't give him a great on-base percentage for someone hitting .300. Plus I've never quite understood why he has modest power for a guy his size.

There's lots more to offensive production than batting average.

voodoochile
09-20-2009, 11:48 AM
A.J. is having a pretty good season offensively, but he really hasn't been so hot in the clutch this season. Even Farmer and D.J. have been saying that. And he hacks at everything so he doesn't walk that much, which doesn't give him a great on-base percentage for someone hitting .300. Plus I've never quite understood why he has modest power for a guy his size.

There's lots more to offensive production than batting average.


Yes, but it's also relative to the position he plays. His .782 OPS is a nice number to get from the catcher. Guys who tend to hit a lot of line drives don't tend to have good home run stats.

And batting average may not be the be all and end all of hitting stats, but it is a major component and guys who hit .300+ are valuable, period.

Noneck
09-20-2009, 12:15 PM
And batting average may not be the be all and end all of hitting stats, but it is a major component and guys who hit .300+ are valuable, period.

Only 2 other everyday catchers are over .300 this year. Hes had a very good year. Yes, He is a keeper.

voodoochile
09-20-2009, 12:18 PM
Only 2 other everyday catchers are over .300 this year. Hes had a very good year. Yes, He is a keeper.

No treadmarks for AJ, huh? :tongue:

Noneck
09-20-2009, 12:20 PM
No treadmarks for AJ, huh? :tongue:

Nah, He been a bus driver this year.

Madscout
09-20-2009, 12:34 PM
I'm not trying to argue or anything because AJ is one of my favorite players but he hasn't come through in the clutch as much I would expect from a .300 hitter. I understand he had the slowest runners in front for majority of the season but he has to have close to the least rbi's from a .300 hitter in the middle of a lineup. Podsednik has a third of the HR and about the same rbi in about the same amount of ab.
There is nothing he can do if guys don't score from 2nd on good solid singles. Nothing. All he can control is that he hits the damn ball well and he has been doing that all season. He can control his situational ABs too, where he needs to lift one to the outfield and score a man from third, or he needs to get one to the right side to advance the runner, and there is nobody on this team better than AJ.