• The Curious Case Of Mark Teixeira

    Posted by on May 31st, 2010 · Comments (4)

    Mark Teixeira’s struggles this season have been documented and discussed ad nauseam in various news outlets including during the Yankee broadcasts.

    Basically, it has been decided that Teixeira generally has a slow/statistically bad April and then he heats up again in May and continues throughout the year.

    Well here we are on May 31, 2010, and Mark Teixeira still has a .221 next to AVG in this statistic box, so where is this “heating up” thing that he generally does?  At what point will the real Mark Teixeira show up and perform?

    I think he has.

    April: .136/.300/.259          .559 OPS

    May: .284/.364/.482            .846 OPS

    Career: .287/.376/.537       .914 OPS

    He is currently only missing about 50 points in slugging and 10 points in on base percentage when comparing his May numbers to his career numbers, and I think that will come.

    And really those points have started coming back as well.  Since May 23 (yeah yeah only 7 games), Teixeira is hitting .321/.406/.464 which is good for a .871 OPS.  The slugging is down, but I think the high batting average is encouraging because it shows that he is at least putting the bat on the ball.

    I’m not too worried about Mark Teixeira.

    Comments on The Curious Case Of Mark Teixeira

    1. Evan3457
      May 31st, 2010 | 10:26 am

      Neither am I.

      Thread closed.

      Well, OK, maybe not.

    2. mondoas
      May 31st, 2010 | 11:07 am

      I’m not worried about him but I kinda was confused with his comments about himself in May. He thinks that May has been a good month for him and I don’t. A part of it was OK but for the most part he has been not so good.

      His comments on YES:
      http://web.yesnetwork.com/media/video.jsp?content_id=8519927

    3. jay
      May 31st, 2010 | 3:22 pm

      mondoas wrote:

      I’m not worried about him but I kinda was confused with his comments about himself in May. He thinks that May has been a good month for him and I don’t. A part of it was OK but for the most part he has been not so good.
      His comments on YES:
      http://web.yesnetwork.com/media/video.jsp?content_id=8519927

      What’s there to be confused about? Look at his line in May posted above. That’s a productive month.

    4. BOHAN
      June 1st, 2010 | 5:46 am

      id say tex is heating up in may. considering his BA is 150 points higher then it was in April. and he has 4 more hrs. maybe its not scorching hot but he is heating up. hell be fine hell come get real hot soon.

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