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August 7, 2013

Transaction Analysis

Drop, Drop, Drop it Like it's Hawpe

by R.J. Anderson


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Released OF/1B-L Brad Hawpe. [8/4]

Hawpe's descent doesn't get enough attention. He entered the 2010 season as a 30-year-old with four seasons in a row with a True Average of .280 or better. Yet Hawpe never checked in as a above-average hitter again. He bounced from place to place—Tampa Bay, San Diego, Texas, Pittsburgh, and Anaheim—and failed to recapture his stroke along the way. He's now 34, four seasons removed from his last good effort, and perhaps knowing that he's played in his final big-league game. Blame it on the injuries, or on Coors Field. Whatever the cause, it turned a very good hitter into an afterthought in a short period of time.

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