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Fielder Factor

Posted on: May 13, 2008 4:46 am
Edited on: May 31, 2008 4:50 pm
 
Throughout his young career Ryan Braun is a completely different hitter when he has Prince Fielder protecting him in the lineup. He has 538 ABs with Prince on deck and 132 ABs with somebody else behind him in the lineup. Here are the numbers projected over 162 games

Ryan Braun with Prince's protection:
AVG: .333
HR: 49
RBI: 139
R: 118
SLG: .647
OBP: .378
SB: 15
OPS: 1.025


Ryan Braun without Prince's protection:
AVG: .258
HR: 37
RBI: 107
R: 102
SLG: .508
OBP: .295
SB: 19
OPS: .803
Category: MLB
Comments

Since: Nov 24, 2006
Posted on: May 21, 2008 12:41 pm
 

Fielder Factor

And to think I got laughed at here last season when I said Hardy's fast start in 2007 was due to hitting in front of Prince.  It would be interesting to see what Hardy did last season in the 2 hole when Prince was hitting 3rd, which was before Braun was called up.



Since: May 6, 2007
Posted on: May 14, 2008 1:08 am
 

Fielder Factor

Interesting stats, Ferrari. But do you happen to have some stats for Fielder when Braun isn't batting in front of him? I can't imagine that they would look much better. These two guys depend on each other. For now, I'm okay with that.


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