• Who’s…Not Hot…On First?

    Posted by on May 24th, 2010 · Comments (3)

    Some big league first basemen are off to a rough start with the bat this season:

    Rk Player OPS+ Age Tm G PA R HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG
    1 Casey Kotchman 71 27 SEA 39 157 12 3 18 15 19 .196 .287 .333
    2 Derrek Lee 72 34 CHC 44 198 21 5 20 26 38 .218 .323 .341
    3 Carlos Pena 79 32 TBR 43 178 21 7 27 24 47 .187 .303 .360
    4 Lyle Overbay 80 33 TOR 45 183 25 4 18 18 42 .215 .295 .362
    5 Todd Helton 91 36 COL 38 163 17 1 9 28 23 .269 .393 .343
    6 Mark Teixeira 94 30 NYY 44 202 25 7 30 28 37 .209 .327 .378
    Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
    Generated 5/24/2010.

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    Looks like the Yankees Mark Teixeira has some company in the “1B Doghouse” department. Related, which of these six do you think will have the best numbers at the end of the season? My pick: Tex.

    Unrelated:  Think the M’s would take Juan Miranda for Cliff Lee?  Yes, I kid…

    Comments on Who’s…Not Hot…On First?

    1. Raf
      May 24th, 2010 | 9:39 pm

      Now compare those numbers to Ortiz ;)

    2. Corey Italiano
      May 25th, 2010 | 9:31 am

      @ Raf:
      Ortiz is hitting better than tex..

    3. Raf
      May 25th, 2010 | 10:29 am

      Just having fun with the prognostications that Ortiz is done :D

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