Checking in on that young whippersnapper Vidro
In today’s comments TomC reminded me that we haven’t run this feature in a while, so:
Jeff Clement was sent down after hitting .167/.286/.250 in 55 plate appearances, so that he could play every day, the team could get better production out of the DH slot from the reliable veteran Vidro, and so on.
Since May 16th through today, Vidro’s in 71 plate appearances, he’s hit 12 singles, 3 doubles, and one home run… and he’s walked four times. Which, I believe, means he’s hitting ~.258/.294/.354 (I didn’t take out SF/SH there, so that’s a little off) and still providing significantly more production out of the guy he replaced in the lineup. Good job, Vidro!
Sure, Clement’s been having a monster time in Tacoma since being sent down, even though he fouled a ball off his ankle and was out a couple of weeks, which pretty much established that there’s nothing left for him to learn offensively in AAA. But he couldn’t hit in 15 games in the major leagues, so, uhhhh… I’m having trouble maintaining the tone here, so I’ll just stop. But yeah, our DH is terrible.