• He’s A Friend Of Mine

    Posted by on June 16th, 2010 · Comments (8)

    What do Joe Mauer, Lance Berkman, Prince Fielder, Brian McCann, Derrek Lee, Chase Utley, Jason Bay, Pablo Sandoval, Matt Holliday, Jorge Posada, Brandon Phillips, and Nick Markakis have in common?

    They all have fewer RBI’s than Francisco Cervelli.

    I know that the RBI in general isn’t the greatest stat to measure a player’s success. And Cervelli also has the luxury of hitting in a lineup that posts the highest OBP (by far) in baseball. But it’s clear that Cervelli has a knack for hitting with runners in scoring position.

    In any event, with the return of Jorge Posada behind the plate, Cervelli’s playing time will most likely drop off. But for now, it’s amazing to see the guys he is ahead of in the RBI category.

    Comments on He’s A Friend Of Mine

    1. clintfsu813
      June 16th, 2010 | 1:52 pm

      Great stat! I’d like to see this at the end of the year.

    2. June 16th, 2010 | 2:13 pm

      Some more good stuff on Cervelli:

      http://tinyurl.com/2u8q7jo

    3. Raf
      June 16th, 2010 | 3:26 pm

      Good for him. Glad to see that he enjoys what he does. Even if he doesn’t do much more than BUC, at least he can say that at one point in his career, he had more RBI’s than Joe Mauer, Lance Berkman, Prince Fielder, Brian McCann, Derrek Lee, Chase Utley, Jason Bay, Pablo Sandoval, Matt Holliday, Jorge Posada, Brandon Phillips, and Nick Markakis.

    4. BOHAN
      June 16th, 2010 | 4:15 pm

      they have should let cervelli be the starting catcher for now and let jorge dh

    5. Corey Italiano
      June 16th, 2010 | 4:47 pm

      He’s the king of the bloop single…unfortunately, it won’t last.

    6. Evan3457
      June 16th, 2010 | 6:40 pm

      BOHAN wrote:

      they have should let cervelli be the starting catcher for now and let jorge dh

      If Jorge hits like a backup C when he plays the DH, what’s the advantage to the Yankees?

    7. BOHAN
      June 17th, 2010 | 1:01 pm

      @ Evan3457:
      im pretty sure posada just hit 2 grand slams as a dh… and the advantage would be behind the plate with a better defensive catcher back there. in my opninion thats the most important place to have a good defensive player back there.

    8. clintfsu813
      June 17th, 2010 | 1:14 pm

      @ BOHAN:
      I believe Evan was referring to career wise for Posada as a DH/PH. Its not great IIRC.

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