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And because of all the strikeouts, we'll just ignore the 168 OPS+ and compare him (unfavourably!) to a guy with a 91 OPS+.
pump the breaks
The difference, to date, is 45 points of batting average
Puig: first 20 games 442/476/753 (1229 +525 )
Puig: next 49 games 307/379/476 (855 +151)
Franc: first 20 games, 406/414/812 (1226 +482)
Franc: next 50 games, 261/309/452 (761 +17)
22 posts, and I believe only one person understood that the article was meant to be humorous.
To be fair, he's comparing Puig to a guy who had a 126 OPS+ through his 70 game rookie season at age 21. Puig has been better through 69 games so far of an age 22 rookie season, but Francoeur was pretty good.
Yasiel Puig, 2013, 22 years old: 69 games, 296 plate appearances, 346/405/556, 962 OPS, 168 OPS+
J. Francoeur, 2005, 21 years old: 70 games, 274 plate appearances, 300/336/549, 884 OPS, 126 OPS+
The difference, to date, is 45 points of batting average.
Meanwhile, Clayton Kershaw continues to firmly plant himself in Pedro Martinez territory. His ERA is now 1.72, the ninth-best single-season mark of the live-ball era. If you toss out the Year of the Pitcher, the war years, and strike-shortened seasons, he moves up to fourth-best behind Gooden, Dean Chance, and Carl Hubbell.
relax, we're Panamanians
His ERA is now 1.72, the ninth-best single-season mark of the live-ball era.
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