The shadow of Wilkerson

DMZ · April 21, 2008 at 12:00 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

2008 line in 54 plate appearances: .182/.308/.250

Career average: .249
Last season he hit near that: 2005 (.248)

Career OBP: .353
Last season he got on base at that clip: 2005 (.351)

Career SLG: .448
Last season he hit for that kind of power: 2007 (yay!) (.467)

Ground/fly ratio: .81 2008, .81 career
Line drive percentage: 12.1% 2008, 21% career. Last time he hit that many line drives: 2005 (24%)
Ground ball percentage: 39.4% 2008, 35.2% career
Fly ball percentage: 48.5% 2008, 43.7% career
Infield fly ball percentage: 31.3% 2008, 8.5% career
Percent of fly balls that go for home runs: 0% 2008, 13.4% career

Batting average on balls in play, by year, from 2005:


61 Responses to “The shadow of Wilkerson”

  1. currcoug on April 22nd, 2008 4:16 pm

    At what point do you guys stop flying off the handle, and jumping to the wrong conclusion?

    I was speaking in terms of the M’s, not you DMZ.

    Jeff, I am certain DMZ can take care of himself.

  2. galaxieboi on April 22nd, 2008 4:26 pm

    To be fair, currcoug your post previous to that was pretty much, ‘I told you so’. No one really likes that.

    Perhaps a better way would’ve been to say, ‘Back when we were discussing Brad’s signing I made mention of his away splits that most posters didn’t share. Could this be a continuation of ?’.

  3. galaxieboi on April 22nd, 2008 4:28 pm

    Oh, that’s what I get for using the arrow brackets.

    I meant to say that if you stated why you were concerned about his road stats and brought that to the table people might not take your post as an ‘I told you so!’.

  4. Jeff Nye on April 22nd, 2008 4:31 pm

    Tread lightly.

  5. Terminator X on April 22nd, 2008 5:08 pm

    I think Currcoug is being misunderstood, he was using a “royal you” (is there such a thing? like the Royal “We”), and was simply asking “At what point do the Mariners brass admit Wilkerson was a mistake?”. No attacks to anyone, though it’s understandable how it could come off like that.

  6. Terminator X on April 22nd, 2008 5:25 pm

    DMZ and/or Dave – Could one of you confirm/deny the ideas put forth by myself/paul that these numbers indicate that Wilkerson should rebound back in the direction of his career numbers? I mean it’s great to put those stats out there and make us think and draw our own conclusions, but at some point we’d like to hear what minds far more trained in this than our own have to say about it as well. (Would also be interested in hearing a rebuttal/critique of my post on the Frank Thomas entry if it’s not too much trouble, I’m still new to this and find it all fascinating)


  7. Terminator X on April 22nd, 2008 6:07 pm

    Sorry for the triple post, but just realized the answer to the Wilkerson question is on the Cliff post.

  8. currcoug on April 22nd, 2008 8:30 pm


    Yes, that is exactly what I was asking DMZ.


    Thank you for the courteous manner in which you offered advice. Your version would have been more tactful, although I expect DMZ’s response would have been much the same.

  9. currcoug on April 22nd, 2008 8:31 pm


    I assume the heavy-handed “Tread lightly” remark was directed at me. To quote Sarek: “…threats are illogical, and payment is usually expensive.”

  10. DMZ on April 22nd, 2008 8:34 pm

    I expect DMZ’s response would have been much the same


  11. BlackHaloBender on April 24th, 2008 11:28 am

    Ouch. Just Rick Roll’d us all. I made sure to pass it on at work to feel better about myself.

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