The point is he has not been a regular everyday guy, like you're trying to say. Coming in for one plate appearance throughout the season does not constitute "regular at bats". He had less than 200 plate appearances in 2013, 2014, and 2016 - hardly "regular at bats".toeknee89 wrote: ↑Sep 1st, 2017 12:29 amWhen I said all time I was referring to his career stats. Which puts him as one of the worst hitters with regular at bats EVER. Not just worst Jay. Also, you brought up a month small sample size where his OPS is 703, which is respectable, but you have to keep in mind that that is not his true talent. He's playing over his head and he's still barely a major league hitter. In comparison when Pillar was playing over his head he looked like a legitimate HOF for that short span.
Also, RISP is very situation and small sample size based. Not a repeatable skill.
Isn't it funny how in 2015 when he played more regularly, he batted .250/.318/.354 with 5 HRs and 45 RBIs over 428 plate appearances - walking about 10% of the time and striking out just under 20% of the time?
My numbers are to illustrate some of what he can do now, when he gets regular playing time, without not having to worry about when's the next time he'll get to play again. When Tulo was injured in the early part of the season, he was also hitting well. Now that Tulo is injured again, he's once again, hitting well.
Yes, the sample size is small, but that's because the period of time he's had, to be an everyday player, has been small.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to paint him as an amazing hitter, but I'm just saying, he's not one of the poorer hitters in the league nor on the team. He's more like average.
And I'll take him ahead of Barney, Refsnyder, and Travis...no caveats/qualifiers (like saying a healthy Travis because the reality is, the guy has been injured every season with us).