Author Topic: Darnell Coles  (Read 4307 times)

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Offline Slateman

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Re: Darnell Coles
« Topic Start: May 26, 2023, 01:07:53 PM »
Looking at their Savant pages both Ruiz and García have made significant improvements over their 2022 seasons. The results haven't been there yet, but that's not what we should be caring about at this point in the rebuild. García has a .333 xwOBA vs a .293 wOBA and Ruiz is at .355 and .290 respectively which suggests both have been getting pretty unlucky. With .320 being roughly league average those would be great and realistic numbers for them to reach.

Abrams has been disappointing, especially on defense, but I'm willing to give him the benefit of the doubt still.
Garcia has now power. He traded swing and miss for hitting weak balls into the ground. Not really an improvement. Ruiz is just a weak contact machine at this point.

This isnt bad luck. This is weak hitting. And considering that Coles' philosphy is swing baby, swing, then it makes sense that  that philosophy is directly related to the players' underperformance.