Trumbo is an MVP candidate. My favorite offensive stat is RC/27. That stat didn't flatter Trumbo last year.
This year he is number three in all of baseball only behind Josh Hamilton and Paul Konerko.
I'll have to go look at that stat, AG. I can never remember much about it although you mention it a lot. My quick scan of various stats usually doesn't go that far.
I'll go look at it now, where Trumbo is concerned.
Okay, RC/G is what I'm seeing via Baseball-Reference, AG, and I assume that's the same thing. Interesting stat.
< That would be because of salary. Not earning his salary. >
I don't think salary had that much to do with it, it seemed more "personal" for a lot of people.
Trumbo was a local kid who came up through the Angels system and stepped up and hit a lot of HRs when he was called upon to replace Morales at 1st base.
Wells was an aging center fielder whose acquisition cost a fan favorite player in return, and was not the "big bat" that fans had been clamoring for for several years at least.
Do you really think that if their salaries were switched that people would have preferred Wells over Trumbo last year? I don't.
RC/G is similar. But I use ESPN because I find it easier to sort.
I have to admit that one thing bothers me a bit about the stat, and that's their looking at it as though "nine of the same player were in the game."
AG, I'm not finding Sabre stats on ESPN's site. Which must be why I couldn't find RC/27 there earlier today. Would you find and post the link here, please?
It's almost as though you can find an advanced page that I can't find there.
I'm glad you are interested.
How good has Trumbo been. UNBELIEVABLY GOOD!!!
The next best Angel (not Trout) is Pujols at 55. Trumbo is 3rd.
Where is Aybar... 76 out of 79.
Okay, thanks for posting that. I've bookmarked that page by itself, and then I'm going to go back into what I already had bookmarked and try to figure out why I never found THAT page.
I think I might have gone to Trumbo's name, THEN clicked on stats and the sabre stats didn't show up.
Aha, that is what I did. I went to ESPN, entered Trumbo's name, then got to his stats. That eliminated any chance of finding the sabre page or any advanced stats!
Good. Now I know what I did wrong. :)
In general, I tend to go with higher OBP at the top of the line-up which means I don't have Kendrick anywhere in #1-4 spots. Although Trumbo leads in OBP as it stands I think, I wonder if in the long run Morales or Trumbo will surpass him. I mean Trumbo is a power hitter who really in the long run much rather swing for the fences than take a walk. I feel Trout would take a walk any at-bat, and I think when fully warmed up Morales will have a high batting AVG, hence OBP as well. At th esame time Trumbo needs protection, which I think would be Kendrick.
So for now I would go1) Trout [CF]2) Callaspo/Izturis [3B]3) Pujols [1B]4) Morales [DH]5) Trumbo [LF]6) Kendrick [2B]7) Hunter/Wells [RF]8) Conger [C]9) Aybar [SS]
In the future, 3-5 years from now when Pujols starts to decline, I would move him down the line-up to say the 6th or 7th spot. I would make him move to 3rd and allow Trumbo to take 1st base, which I want to see experimented with at some point in the future. Trout in the 3 spot with high OPS would be great, assuming that both Bourjos and Calhoun can maintain high OBP to be in the 1 and 2 spots.In this super dreammmy reality my line-up would be:
1) Bourjos [CF]2) Calhoun [LF]3) Trout [RF]4) Trumbo [1B]5) Morales [DH]6) Kendrick [2B]7) Pujols [3B]8) Conger [C]9) Aybar [SS]
On another note,
Funny, on my other thread we're also micro-analyzing stats and determiningwhich relievers are better than others and who does best with inherited runners, and so on.Now after all that analysis, on the very same day, Scoscia brings in Cassevahwith runners on base who gives up a WALK and a hit.
So much for all the time we spend analyzing stats !!! Who hears us??
You really think Morales will be here 3-5 years from now? I kind of think that Boras will be trying to market him as a 1st baseman and isn't likely to suggest he signs as a DH for probably a lot less money.
To me its a tossup whether the Angels trade him or over whatever it takes to get the comp pick when he leaves as a free agent. Either way its unlikely Morales is an Angel in 2014.