Author Topic: Contenders or Pretenders?  (Read 470 times)

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Offline UMDNats

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Re: Contenders or Pretenders?
« Topic Start: July 11, 2019, 02:47:21 PM »
The lineup is weak. Dozier is cooling off. Parra has cooled off. Suzuki only plays once a week. First base is below average. They’ve been winning the last couple weeks due to pitching.

Dozier's last 10 games - .947 OPS
Parra is a bench player.
Suzuki got some time off from July 1-3 but played the 4th, 5th & 6th, starting 2 of those games. He gets at least 3 a week routinely.
Adams has a 95 OPS+ and Howie has a 137 OPS+. Combined it isn't below-average offensively (though Howie has not been there all year obviously). We'll see how Zimm does.

Starting pitching has carried us the last few weeks but the lineup is fine. Soto is a force. Rendon is a force. Turner is completely solid at SS. Eaton has been hitting at his career norms, which is a little better than average by OPS+ (since June 1, he has an .810 OPS). Not concerned about our ability to score runs. Our weakest points are CF & 1B (unless Gomes is catching), and in CF Robles is mostly fine/acceptable and 1B can be really great at times.