MOVED OVER FROM THE DIARIES...
It may be gauche to link oneself, but I mentioned Casey's frequent groundouts to second in last night's chatter, so I thought I'd take a deeper look at where he's hitting the ball and if that's affecting his relatively poor numbers thus far.
Here's my post on the subject:
There's a lot of numbers there, as the 15 of you who read my blog would guess, but the basic summary is:
- Casey hits the ball on the ground a lot, and
- Casey is better when he gets the ball in the air.
He's a big strong guy, with a good eye, and he shouldn't be afraid to drive the ball and put it in the air. He's not going to get a bunch of infield hits topping it to second, given that he can't even outrun two out of three Molinas.
Anyway, I break it down at the link ...