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Old 12-11-2013, 10:56 AM
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Originally Posted by russ99 View Post
OK fine, maybe that's not the best term. How about "outlier"?

Only the rarest players are consistent throughout a season, most players have streaks and slumps. I could also say he was hitting under .240 from June 4th to July 7th, which is between his two periods of injury.

The issue is the implication that somehow he "turned a corner" in July. IMO, the real Viciedo is somewhere between his pre-break numbers and post break numbers.
The real Viciedo is the guy that for two years put up a miserable obp around .300 while being a terrible defender and station to station runner. He's probably amongst the worst players in baseball, and is most certainly among the handful of worst regulars in baseball.
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