Saturday, August 29, 2009

A-Gonz

Alex Gonzalez is a veritable vacuum cleaner at short stop, that we all now, but much has been made of his slight average and power. Watching him hit and reading his line in the box scores wasn’t making sense of what I had been reading about him, so I did a little research and found out that being in a Sox uni really agrees with him while standing at the dish.

According to last night’s box score his BA is .221 at the end of the game. A little bit of digging reveals that his BA at Cincinnati this year was a pitiful .210, but since arriving at Boston his BA has risen to .221, a nice increase in only 13 games with the Sox. His 2009 statistics in Boston are looking good right now. Since his arrival in Boston, he is 13/47 for a .277 BA, (that’s an average of 1 hit per game so far, they should all be so lucky), 2 doubles, 3 home runs, .511 slugging, and a .787 OPS.

He’s only 32 yo, so as long as he continues to scoop up everything in sight (0 errors so far with Boston, and only 6 in 126 games with the Reds), and he continues to hit at .277 or better, he seems to be a good fit for that shortstop sinkhole that Theo has not been able to fill.

4 comments:

bs-uf15bosox9bears23 August 29, 2009 at 8:49 PM  

He won't continue to hit at this pace - he'll regress back to being the crappy batter he is.

Red Sox Sonoma August 29, 2009 at 9:17 PM  

Well aren't you just a ray of sunshine Mr. BS! Even if his hitting cools down, the runs he saves with his glove will make up for the runs he doesn't account for at the plate.

bs-uf15bosox9bears23 August 29, 2009 at 10:59 PM  

I'm just looking at the stats here - and no they won't. He's below replacement level still for the season (-0.3 WAR combined).
Besides, I'm the guy on Over the Monster that is making the case for Jed.

dave,  August 30, 2009 at 8:55 PM  

I like Jed, too, but he's got to stay healthy first.

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