Monday, May 26, 2008

A Little More Marrero

After writing my most recent post about Chris Marrero, I looked over his numbers a little longer and found a few more indicators that Marrero isn't in as much trouble as some might suggest.

Marrero's batted ball chart shows that he is essentially replicating his stats from 2007, except for his home run totals, which show that he has hit 3 home runs to right field, and 3 home runs to left field. Last season at A+ he hit 7 home runs to center or right field, and only 1 home run to left field. As a 20 year old right handed hitter, it's impressive that Marrero not only hits to the opposite field so often, but does so with power and maintains a .300 or better batting average to left, center, and right field in the air. By comparison, Travis Snider has a .100 batting average and has just 1 homer to the opposite field this season.

Chris Marrero is obviously still maturing as a hitter, and his overall stats suggest that when everything comes together, he's a very dangerous slugger, but when things aren't clicking, he's a groundball machine that seems to be lost at the plate.

Update: Today Marrero was 2 for 3, with a home run, a double, and 2 walks. It's just 1 game, but it could be a sign of things to come. Or, he could go 0 for his next 30.

1 comment:

Andrew said...

Encouraging analysis, as I'm hoping his bat will get hot as the weather warms. It looks like he may be coming around.

For the record, he's still 19 (for another five weeks anyways).