TuckerBlair89 wrote:Robert Andino was the hot topic all off-season. He was the "big-shot", the man of the year in NY, Tampa and Baltimore. He knocked the Sox out of the playoffs.
This year, he is having a nightmare season. A season that has brought back the reality of him being at best a UTIL guy. However, after looking at some numbers, I'm quite puzzled as to WHY this has happened so drastically.
Check out these numbers:
2011 vs LHP: .306 avg, .325 wOBA in 161 PA
2011 vs RHP: .243 avg, .290 wOBA in 350 PA
2012 vs LHP: .222 avg, .255 wOBA in 68 PA
2012 vs RHP: .238 avg, .277 wOBA in 180 PA
2011 is exacty how his career numbers look, even in the minors. So why is he not hitting LHP in 2012? That was primarily his biggest strong-point for being on this team. He could fill in at SS/2B/3B and hit LHP very well.
Could playing every single day have exposed him that much? I really doubt that. I'm sure it did in some aspect, but that much? It's almost as if he completely changed into a different player.
Andino looks completely different this year to me. Nothing like the player I saw last season, who looked like a decent UTIL guy that could player a couple times a week. Looking more like a bench guy, AAA player so far.
Shorebirdfan wrote:Understand where everyone is coming from, but my concern is the sample size is so small, he would have needed 5 more hits vs LHP to be right in line with his career and 2011 number. Seems like a small number in a year of the pitcher.
Seems to me the bigger impact has been the return of Roberts. Andino's hit today was his first since Roberts was activated.
Matt P wrote:He's just not an everyday player is all. He filled in nicely for Roberts for the most part. He'll be fine as the UTIL.
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