Sunday, May 29, 2016

Big Papi Countdown

At the end of April, THC wrote of David Ortiz's projected stats for his final season.  It was fairly ridiculous - a record setting 74 doubles along with 34 HR, 121 RBI, a batting average of .321 and an OPS of 1.071 which would make it the best offensive final season in baseball history.  No way he could keep it up.
(David Ortiz hits 9th inning homer to tie game against Toronto Blue Jays, May 28, 2016)

Well, here we are near the end of May and the projected numbers look even more unbelieveable.  A record 76 doubles, 43 HR, 152 RBI, a batting average of .339 and an OPS of 1.140 along with being on pace for a record setting 122 extra base hits.

Big Papi leads the American League in doubles, RBI, On Base Percentage, Slugging, Total Bases, Extra Base Hits, OPS and OPS+ (the latter adjusted for park effects).

Going back to August 6 of last year, Ortiz has played in 90 games, hit 41 doubles, 29 HR, driven in 94 runs, and batted .341 with OBP of .428 and is Slugging .733.

He can't keep this up.  One of these months this prediction will be correct.

1 comment:

  1. They certainly are doing everything to keep him healthy this year, resting him on Sunday after he doubled & HR'd on Saturday.