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.