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EpsteinHoyer2015

Member Since 26 Sep 2013
Offline Last Active Dec 11 2013 03:54 PM
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In Topic: Do we still (did you ever) see Rizzo as a 30 HR guy

30 November 2013 - 06:36 PM

 

 

Unfortunately, I think some of the comments the FO has made makes me feel like there is something in his play they are somewhat concerned about.

 

Which comments are you referring to here?

 

 

Im too lazy to dig them up. One obvious one is the firing of Sveum due to regression of key core pieces. Obviously wasnt fired for Starlin alone, 99% sure they were implying Rizzo

 

Theo made some comments about him playing a cat and mouse game all year, and puzzling was how often he lost. Despite the walks, I think there is something in his approach they want to change

 

No one found it odd that Renteria said that they had to fix Rizzo's approach? Weird for a power hitter who walked 76 times and struck out like 120 times


In Topic: Do we still (did you ever) see Rizzo as a 30 HR guy

30 November 2013 - 04:23 PM

 

 

 

The point im trying to make is, he was really pull happy at times this year. And I'm surprised how many times people fail to point it out

 

It was a very real problem. The increase in Flyballs and his rollers to 2B were the reason for his .260 BABIP. It wasnt necessarily "he hit the ball hard right at people" 

That is not what you said at all. You were talking about how many players were on base. Which, is a byproduct of the teams miserable OBP last year.

 

 

Of course. But we dont just ignore the .309 slugging with RISP

 

 

I have no problem ignoring it.  How a guy performs with runners in scoring position one year is no predictor of how he'll do in the future.  I suppose that it is possible that he was cutting down on his swings or something in those situations, but that is easy to fix: tell him to just use the same approach at all times.  

 

 

I dont think its just that easy to fix. Nothing at the MLB level is

 

Rizzo had a ridiculously low .291 OPS when behind in the count. I mean, its suppose to be bad, but that is really bad. This has me wondering, perhaps he fell in the habit of just making contact instead of actually trying to drive the ball. I dunno, dont want to make assumptions.

 

But, at the end of the year I myself, felt "regression" wasn't the correct term to apply to Rizzo. Unfortunately, I think some of the comments the FO has made makes me feel like there is something in his play they are somewhat concerned about. I dunno what that is, but I'm pretty sure people in the Cubs FO feel Rizzo regressed

 

Im curious to know why. What did they see that some of us didn't. 


In Topic: Do we still (did you ever) see Rizzo as a 30 HR guy

29 November 2013 - 05:30 PM

 

The point im trying to make is, he was really pull happy at times this year. And I'm surprised how many times people fail to point it out

 

It was a very real problem. The increase in Flyballs and his rollers to 2B were the reason for his .260 BABIP. It wasnt necessarily "he hit the ball hard right at people" 

That is not what you said at all. You were talking about how many players were on base. Which, is a byproduct of the teams miserable OBP last year.

 

 

Of course. But we dont just ignore the .309 slugging with RISP


In Topic: Do we still (did you ever) see Rizzo as a 30 HR guy

27 November 2013 - 06:13 PM

The point im trying to make is, he was really pull happy at times this year. And I'm surprised how many times people fail to point it out

 

It was a very real problem. The increase in Flyballs and his rollers to 2B were the reason for his .260 BABIP. It wasnt necessarily "he hit the ball hard right at people" 


In Topic: Do we still (did you ever) see Rizzo as a 30 HR guy

27 November 2013 - 05:32 PM

 

He didn't hit a 3 run HR, a grand slam

I wasn't aware it was his responsibility to get other guys on base.

 

or a HR to straight away CF all year

Are they worth more runs if they are hit to CF versus anywhere else?

 

 

You're missing my point

 

 

I am a very pro sabermetric person but at the same time I know when to be careful lol. Those things I pointed out most certainly imply something.


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