Posted on March 18, 2013 by Daniel Marino
John Mayberry: In 2011 he hit 15HR in 267AB. Last year he hit 14HR in 441AB. His RBI total dropped as well despite having 174 more AB. Which Mayberry will we see in 2013? He seems to thrive in a reserve role. With Ryan Howard healthy, he’ll probably return to a backup role. Expect numbers similar to his first season. But he could be a Yankee before the year is over…just a hunch.
Lucas Duda: Last year, the Mets saw his decline in HR and batting average as a step back, and sent him to the minors for “seasoning” in mid-season. The Mets show patience with washed up players, but show impatience with young struggling hitters. Go figure. Though his average did fall from .292 in 2011 to .239 last season, his HR per nine innings actually improved. His true stats lie in the middle. Look for 20HR and a .250 average. (more…)
Filed under: Digging Deep - Analysis | Tagged: Alex Presley, Chris Nelson, Darwin Barney, Dayan Viciedo, Desmon Jennings, Jemile Weeks, John Mayberry, Jonathan Lucroy, Lucas Duda, Trevor Plouffe | 1 Comment »
Posted on February 17, 2013 by Daniel Marino
Dan Marino is trekking through each division in the major leagues and giving you one player he thinks is the: Rookie to Watch, Breakthrough Player, The Party’s Over, Non-Roster Invitee Most Likely to Stick, and Just Not Seeing it.
He has already given us his AL East Players to Watch. Now, in part two of six, he brings you the National League East: (more…)
Filed under: Digging Deep - Analysis | Tagged: Atlanta Braves, Bill Bray, Blake DeWitt, Bobby Parnell, Brandon Lyon, Christian Bethancourt, Daniel Murphy, Domonic Brown, Drew Storen, Eric O'Flaherty, Eury Perez, Frank Francisco, Gerald Laird, Jacob Turner, Jhonatan Solano, John Mayberry, Jonathan Pettibone, Jordan Schafer, Jordany Valdespin, Kyle Kendrick, Marlon Byrd, Matt Downs, Miami Marlins, New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies, Rafael Soriano, Reese Havens, Ricky Nolasco, Sean Gilmartin, Travis d'Arnaud, Tyler Clippard, Washington Nationals, Wilmer Flores, Yuniesky Betancourt, Zach Duke, Zack Cox | 4 Comments »