Friday, February 09, 2007

JD Drew's Clutchness

I talked earlier about how “clutch” Lugo can be and now I just wanted to mention Drew. In 60 such 2006 at-bats, JD Drew had a robust .930 OPS in close and late situations. With runners on, it was .892. With runners in scoring position and 2 outs it was .908. Pretty consistent. These numbers are this consistent over the past 3 years. Drew’s reputation is poor because he appears to not care and he’s fragile, but he seems to be a gamer who doesn’t wilt under pressure. You’ve got to be excited about this.

Oh yeah, let’s not forget that ARod had an atrocious .694 OPS in 76 close and late at-bats. Good work outta you, ARod.

3 comments:

Skootch said...

I am going to give JD the benefit of the doubt, left handed bat with some pop and patience. He could be a big help, and he cant possibly get injured more than Trot. (God rest his dirt-dog soul)

Red Sox Stats Guy said...

Trot will beat him in the always-important Most Pine Tar On Helmet category.

Skootch said...

and most time needing to be resuscitated for chew blocking his airways