Sunday, April 18, 2010

Velez in the spotlight

I was looking at how Eugenio Velez and Nate Schierholtz might do now that Aaron Rowand is on the DL. It turns out that Velez, Schierholtz and Fred Lewis had remarkably similar seasons last year. They each got 76 hits; Fred had 10 more at bats at 295 while Eugenio and Nate had 285 each. Fred got 115 total bases while Nate and Eugenio had 114 each. Fred had 4 HRs while Nate and Eugenio had 5 each. Fred's big advantage was in OBP as he got 36 walks while Nate and Eugenio had 16 each.

What the stats don't show is that Velez played far better when he got back from Fresno last year. Last year's game logs have vanished from the Giants official site; all I have to prove this contention is a Ray Ratto column for the SF Chronicle from last August.

With Eugenio hitting the ball well right now -- 7 for 17 with 2 homers and 7 RBIs -- I suspect that he will get most of the starts in the next few weeks.

1 Comments:

Blogger Scott said...

If you really want the game logs you can go to fangraphs.com or baseballreference.com they both should have game logs for last season. Just an FYI.

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