View Full Version : Our AL batting rank...its Ugly

07-10-2003, 08:46 AM
I was just glancing at some of the AL batting statistics to note that we are 2nd to last....but the most disgusting fact is that we are 22 points lower than Tampa Bay. (TB .266 Sox .244) To put it into perspective, there are only 28 points between the top hitting team, Boston (.294) and Tampa Bay.

(detroit is 14 points behind us as the worst hitting team)

That is almost statistically unbelievable.

Some other numbers one might find interesting, we are 2nd worst in double plays, and we are 5th in walks. (so that isn't too bad)

We are 4th in Team Pitching and 5th in Fielding percentages.

07-10-2003, 08:49 AM
.244 team average, 2nd in double plays, that's almost impossible. These guys suck.

07-10-2003, 09:17 AM
Originally posted by soxfan45
We are 4th in Team Pitching and 5th in Fielding percentages.

The fielding stats are somewhat misleading. The Sox have no range in CF, and exceedingly mediocre range in LF and RF, not to mention at 1B and SS. They may catch balls well, but they don't get to as many balls, either.

I would trade the Sox whole OF for Seattle's entire OF in a heartbeat, with all due apologies to Maggs.

07-10-2003, 10:00 AM
Seattle built an OF around their park. Safeco has a huge OF space, so they wanted guys who cover ground. All three of those guys (Ichiro, Cameron and Wynn) could play CF in Comiskey.

Although Carlos has played better D this year than in the past, he is still a defensive liability. Maggs is a mediocre RF (No Vlad, but not bad). And Everett/Rowand/Harris makes a fine trio, but each has a major malfunction.)

If tihs team can't score more than 1 or 2 vs Detroits 4 and 5 starters, we are in a load of trouble.