John Jaso Appreciation Post
This post has no real point beyond simply pointing out how good John Jaso has been this year, especially against right-handed pitchers. Jaso currently sports a 165 wRC+ against RHPs, which ranks #10 in all of baseball for hitters with 100+ PAs vs RHP. To put that in context, here is every hitter in baseball with a wRC+ between 160 and 170 vs RHPs this year.
Every single person on that list besides Jaso was an All-Star this year. McCutchen is the clear frontrunner for NL MVP. That’s the company that have hit righties as well as John Jaso in 2012.
And remember, this is a guy who didn’t play for nearly the entire month of April because Eric Wedge convinced himself that he couldn’t hit based on bad results in spring training. If ever anyone tries to convince you that spring training stats mean anything, remember this.