This guy has had 3500 professional at bats so yes, I think he is capable of making adjustments and probably has. Having said this, I also believe his success is likely attributed to having more play time recently. He may go through cycles still this season especially with this his being first full year in the bigs.
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>>We probably need more than 5 games before we decide that.
Just curious, what exactly would you consider acceptable from LaHair?
You already mentioned that a .343 OBP and a .792 OPS is not good, what exactly would you consider good enough for him to keep his job?
>>For a corner OF? I'd say an OPS over .800 would be a good start.
Over the course of a season or does he have to hit that every week/every month/every imaginable split?
While he hasn't played great recently, since May 28th he is hitting .282/.330/.788 so it's not like he's been terrible. Everyone has slumps, not just LaHair.
Castro had an OPS of .784 in April, then it went down to .763 in May and down again to .711 in June.
Are we supposed to say the same thing with Castro? He had one good month and has been not good since? Jerm likes to bring up May 8th in regards to LaHair, but actually between May 8th and now LaHair has performed marginally better than Castro.
>>I would say for a majority of the time.
So if he finishes the season with an OPS over .800, i would say that an entire season would consitute a majority of the time.
>>LaHair can hit for a .900 OPS over the season and they will pick apart the season in to months, weeks or days to try to show that he hasn't been as good as his numbers show. It's a battle that's not even worth fighting.
I think you're right. He's done it for 1/2 season and apparently that's not good enough for several posters on this board.
Not exactly sure what they were expecting from him at the start of the season. Maybe an OPS of 1.250 or something.
++Over the course of a season or does he have to hit that every week/every month/every imaginable split?++
>>I would look at it a little differently, but you are free to do what you like.
If there is one thing I am positive about, it's that you would look at it a little differently:)
If his OPS at the end of the season is over .900 instead of .800 I'm sure you'll still look at it "differently":)