Mariner offensive production by position
These are raw (not park-adjusted) stats for Mariner production at each position.
Olivo kills this category, but Borders didn’t help. That Wiki Gonzalez is driving this position’s stats back up to normalacy shows how badly this position’s been hurt this year.
Boone and Lopez both turned this into an offensive sinkhole. If you put the 2005 Bloomquist in there full time, you’d be giving up 30 pts of slugging for 30 pts of on-base percentage (by pumping up the average).
Wilson Valdez drives this down, Morse’s red-hot start brings it back up. We don’t know what we’d get out of Betancourt, but offense is only half the game (as the Jeff Huson fan club would remind you).
Beltre, you’re killing me. You hit for that month, I don’t want to believe that’s a fluke, but jeeeeeeeeeez.
This is what happens when you knock a chunk of power out of a guy without much power. Not a good season for Randy. Scary thought for the day: if you think Snelling’s going to be a 35 double, 10-15 home run guy who hits for a high average and takes his walks, well.. that’s Winn’s good years here, 2002-2003.
I figured that as a high-contact guy with some power, Reed would have downs but at some point this year would rip off a 20-game tear where he hit .400/.450/.700. I’m still hoping. Bloomquist’s started 12 games in center so far.
To compete offensively with his peers at the position, Ichiro needs to hit for a lot more average than he’s doing now. Hitting .320, you can make the argument he’s above-average overall, but he’s got to hit .330+ to be a really good contributor. Even the Ichiro-having-a-down-year stats would look good for a center fielder, though… forget I said anything.