• Robinson Cano’s Insane Last 9 Games Of 2012

    Posted by on October 4th, 2012 · Comments (5)

    In his last 9 games of 2012, Robinson Cano did things with the bat that seem impossible at the big league level.

    Over this span, from Septmeber 25th through October 3rd, Cano had a BA/OBA/SLG line of .615/.628/1.026 (in 43 PA).

    Yes, that’s a batting average of six-fifteen.

    Note the difference between his BA and OBA. It’s almost no difference. And, now, here’s more: Cano’s batting average on balls in play during this run was .618 – which means, when he wasn’t hitting homeruns or taking the few walks he had on this streak, just about everything that he put into play on the field was a hit.

    It was like something out of a movie.  Cano was Roy Hobbs.  Whenever he swung, he connected with the ball and it was a hit.  Singles, doubles, homers, you name it…

    I know all about sample size. But, what Cano did with the bat during this time is something that’s just not supposed to happen at the major league level – even for just a nine game period.

    Of course, everyone is saluting Cano now – the Yankees, the YES Network, Yankees fans, and the local and national media, of all types, covering the Yankees. To them, Cano was “the man” for the Yankees as they closed out 2012.

    And, it’s worth making note of that, now, as you never know what the near future may bring…

    Comments on Robinson Cano’s Insane Last 9 Games Of 2012

    1. MJ Recanati
      October 4th, 2012 | 3:38 pm

      I just hope he saved a little of that hot streak for the next few weeks.

    2. October 4th, 2012 | 4:00 pm

      First off, I cannot see how having three days off now is going to help him stay THIS HOT. That’s a lot of time away from game conditions and maintaining that sense of rhythm.

      Also, more so, the law of averages could catch up with him. You’re just got going to hit .600 for a long period of time.

      But, then again, see Barry Bonds in 2002 and A-Rod in 2009. Those guys carried their team for an entire post-season. So, maybe Cano will do the same in 2012?

    3. 77yankees
      October 4th, 2012 | 4:59 pm

      You think he may get the Bonds treatment……as in 20 pitches a game, two strikes?

    4. October 4th, 2012 | 5:02 pm

      If he’s got A-Rod or Tex hitting behind him, then I would make him chase or walk, if I were pitching to him right now.

    5. MJ Recanati
      October 5th, 2012 | 8:21 am

      Steve L. wrote:

      If he’s got A-Rod or Tex hitting behind him, then I would make him chase or walk, if I were pitching to him right now.

      Cano chases all the time. I wouldn’t throw him a fastball, that’s for sure, but I’m not just walking him if I’m Ron Washington/Buck Showalter. Throw him junk and frustrate him.

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