Thursday, February 01, 2007

Mediocrity Central

Consider these three batters:
            AVE    OBP    SLG   ABs   BB/    K/  (600 ABs)
Player A: .261 .325 .334 2289 57 138
Player B: .304 .349 .357 3150 40 71
Player C: .306 .379 .401 2164 67 65
These are the minor league stats -- all in a sizable sample -- of three of our favorite Nats center fielders. Can you name them? Which one would you want on your team (if any?)

Answers in Comments.


  • Player A is Nook Logan

    Player B is Brandon Watson

    Player C is Endy Chavez

    By Blogger Chris Needham, at 2/01/2007 11:54 PM  

  • So Endy 3.0 is worse than Endy 2.0 is worse than Endy 1.0 based on thousands of minor league ABs? Wow.

    Just for fun: Ryan Church

    (AVE/OBP/SLG) .292 / .375 / .506
    2120 ABs
    74 BB/600AB
    124 K/600AB

    Darn those strikeouts.

    By Blogger Scott M. Collins, at 2/02/2007 10:12 AM  

  • Thank gosh none of those was Church or Escobar. I kept thinking, sheesh neither of those guys SLGs more than .404?

    By Blogger Sam, at 2/02/2007 10:33 AM  

  • Yep, we replace Endy Chavez with Endy Chavez Lite, and then we replace Endy Chavez Lite with Endy Chavez Lite Lite. On the upside, at this rate there's a good chance that I'll be the starting CF for the 2025 Nats.


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2/02/2007 11:11 AM  

  • It's part of an evil cycle. We get down on Chavez and he's replaced by something worse. Down on Livan, Armas, and Ortiz and replaced by something worse. Down on Guzman and...well he stays because there's nothing below him. All I know is I'm going to start praising Bowden more oftern, because I sure don't want the Nats next GM to be Bill Bavasi.

    By Blogger El Gran Color Naranja, at 2/02/2007 1:26 PM  

  • I think Logan is a step above both Endy and Watson. He knows how to use what talents he does have to be at least a decent player (speed, defense) while Endy doesn't know how and Watson doesn't have any talents. Plus, he seems to be a really hard worker. Chavez and Watson didn't seem to care that they sucked and blamed others for it when asked.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2/03/2007 11:46 PM  

  • Regardless of how hard he works and who he does or doesn't blame, both Watson and Chavez vastly outplayed him in the minors, and Chavez has vastly outplayed him in the majors.

    He might be a nice guy -- and from the things I've seen, that's true -- but it doesn't change the fact that, unless everything breaks right for him in a season, he's not a major league CFer. (At least one on a team that hopes to win anything)

    By Blogger Chris Needham, at 2/04/2007 8:14 AM  

  • Well, are we a team that wants to win anything? I'd rather have some defense out there in center since our pitching needs more D than our lineup needs more O (although its bare either way)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2/04/2007 11:36 PM  

  • OK, fine. Playing Logan over Church or Escobar is perfectly acceptable, as long as you don't mind how many wins this team has.

    At that rate, why not bench Lopez and get a real glove at second?

    By Blogger Chris Needham, at 2/05/2007 8:52 AM  

  • Hey, we've got to get that #1 draft pick in 2008. I like your way of thinking.

    By Anonymous (other) Chris, at 2/05/2007 8:01 PM  

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