05-03-2006, 01:08 AM
In regards to all the hate on 44 I am curious as to how other #9 hitters are hitting? Also how are they fielding? Basically how does Brian compare to other #9 hitters in the league?
Mods I placed this in Talking Baseball because I felt it was a general baseball question. If you feel its more of White Sox question feel free to move it to the Clubhouse.
Mr. White Sox
05-03-2006, 01:39 AM
I just looked at a few, but here they are (keep in mind Adam Kennedy is not a typical #9 hitter, he's more of a #2 guy)
Adam Kennedy (ANA): .316, 1 HR, 13 RBI, 2 errors
Casey Blake (CLE): .348, 2 HR, 18 RBI (career year so far), 1 error
John Buck (KC): .180, 0 HR, 5 RBI, 2 errors, 2 passed balls
Brandon Inge (DET): .241, 5 HR, 14 RBI, 5 errors
Aaron Hill (TOR): .190, 0 HR, 5 RBI, 3 errors
Rod Barajas (TEX): .205, 2 HR, 7 RBI, 0 errors, 1 passed ball
Tomas Perez (TB): .187, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 2 errors
Yuniesky Betancourt (SEA): .273, 0 HR, 11 RBI, 0 errors
Brian Anderson (CHI): .141, 2 HR, 9 RBI, 2 SB, 0 errors
Let's stop worrying about BA for a while, guys. Sure, it would be nice if he could produce like Y. Betancourt in that Betancourt provides great, great defense as well as a serviceable bat, but BA WILL turn it around. Just give him some starts against Cy Mays and all will be well. :smile:
05-03-2006, 04:15 AM
I support BA and want him to succeed. Buf if it's the middle of July, the Sox cannot keep using BA. It would just being embrassing to him and the team if they let a regular hit under the Mendoza line.
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