Tracking the new call-up Vidro

DMZ · May 21, 2008 at 8:06 am · Filed Under Mariners 

So Clement didn’t work out so well and got sent down for this new guy, Vidro. Over the next 55 plate appearances, assuming he gets that long, I’m going to track how this call-up does compared to the guy he replaced.

So far: Clement, in 55 plate appearances, hit .167/.286/.250
Starting from May 16th, Vidro’s been red-hot, hitting .500/.500/.667 in six plate appearances. Only 49 more to go, but right now, you have to wonder why this kid wasn’t called up the first time.


22 Responses to “Tracking the new call-up Vidro”

  1. msb on May 21st, 2008 8:09 am

    I haven’t been paying attention– did they call up Pepe or Jose?

  2. pygmalion on May 21st, 2008 8:23 am

    Don’t look now, but if he keeps this up, he could be the first hitter since Ted Williams to bat over .400.

  3. pygmalion on May 21st, 2008 8:23 am

    Also, a .667 slugging percentage is just what this team is looking for. I wonder why they waited so long.

  4. Sentinel on May 21st, 2008 8:43 am

    People have been saying he’s somewhat of a “professional hitter”, as well.

  5. jspektor on May 21st, 2008 8:44 am

    I also hear he is the second coming of Edgar.

  6. Jeff Nye on May 21st, 2008 8:51 am

    That’s okay, knowing the Mariners this exciting new player will be traded for an underperforming veteran.

  7. pygmalion on May 21st, 2008 8:57 am

    Maybe we could trade him for Griffey!

  8. pygmalion on May 21st, 2008 8:57 am

    And a delicious can of Sprite!

  9. Some Dude on May 21st, 2008 8:58 am

    We can only hope.

  10. pygmalion on May 21st, 2008 9:36 am

    We could throw in a pony.

  11. Wallingfjord on May 21st, 2008 9:50 am

    He isn’t another one of those call-ups who fudges their age, is he?

  12. wibnrml on May 21st, 2008 10:07 am

    YES!!! (smirk) He’s gonna be a great one! (smirk) He’s gonna to lead us into the World Series!!! (smirk)

  13. Slippery Elmer on May 21st, 2008 10:25 am

    Jose Vidro anagrams as Jive Odors.

  14. jzalman on May 21st, 2008 10:27 am

    Okay, someone needs to change their login ID to Jive Odors, that’s awesome. I’m too lazy. Kudos Slippery.

  15. Jive Odors on May 21st, 2008 10:55 am

    Reporting for duty, sir!

  16. joser on May 21st, 2008 12:07 pm

    At the end of Boston’s game against Toronto on April 24 2007, Dustin Pedroia had 55 ABs. His line at that point:
    .191 \ .309 \ .234

    He would continue to suck at the plate (with Boston media and fans loudly calling for him to be replaced), bottoming out on May 1st (66 PA) at .172 \ .294 \ .224
    The next day, playing against the M’s (of course) he began a 5 game, 10 hit hitting streak, and never looked back. He ended the year at .317 / .380 / .442

    What does it say about the Mariners that they would show less patience and wisdom with their first round stud, in a far more forgiving fan and media environment, than the Red Sox did last year with a second baseman that a lot of people thought looked “too small” to play major league baseball?

    But what the hell does Boston know, right? It’s not like they’re winning World Series or anything.

  17. Evan on May 21st, 2008 12:18 pm

    Jose Vidro anagrams as Jive Odors.

    Can we not do any more anagrams? First of all, nothing is going to touch Beluga Tits, and they always run the risk of being more silly than funny.

  18. Slippery Elmer on May 21st, 2008 2:38 pm

    Lighten up, chief. Not everyone has the same sense of humor.

  19. fetish on May 21st, 2008 2:46 pm

    You are opening yourselves up to be being proven dead wrong;
    even if it’s only a single-instance fluke. Just sayin’

  20. edgar for mayor on May 21st, 2008 3:06 pm

    I miss Clement already 🙁

  21. joser on May 21st, 2008 4:05 pm

    They go where the data leads them. They’re perfectly willing to be proven wrong (as they were when Ibanez was acquired) and admit it (as they did with Ibanez). They have the courage of their convictions and the good manners (and cognitive agility) to acknowledge when those lead them astray. I realize going out on a limb and actually asserting something flies in the face of the passive-aggressive Seattle consensus-with-hedging style, but it’s one of the reasons I like this site.

  22. philosofool on May 21st, 2008 4:18 pm

    In their last 50 or so plate appearances, Chase Utley and Derick Lee have an OPS around 500. If this doesn’t prove that 50 is too few plate appearances to make a judgment about a hitter, I don’t know what is.

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