May 25, 2011
Jose Bautista is Getting No Help
The Blue Jays entered today with a .271 True Average, comfortably above average. The "above average" part is wholly the work of one Jose Bautista, however; non-Bautista hitters for the Blue Jays combine for a True Average of only .252. In other words, the rest of the team is hitting like Nate McLouth or Carlos Pena.
To put this in context, here are the top ten seasons since 1950, of a team's best hitter by TAv (with at least 300 plate appearances) compared to the rest of his team's hitters:
All very good hitters having very good years, only a few playing for below-average teams. Still, some pretty breathtaking differences.
Bautista is out performing his mates by .190.