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Casey Kotchman devolving before our eyes...

 

I decided to look at the Halo stats last night for shits and giggles when I stumbled upon what I thought must be a typo.

Kotchman has 18 walks this year.

 

 

That is GA-erific. That is Howie-esque! Kotchman isn't emulating the patient, double-ish Mark Grace like we thought, but channeling much lesser 1st baseman...like J.T. Snow.

 

I hadn't noticed that his walk rate dropped so much. Last year he walked in 10.7% of plate appearances. This year it is down to 4.7% of his PA's. His OBP is only .330. That is terrible compared to last year. He has lost .043 points of OBP and .030 points of SLG. That is a serious regression.

I am worried about him. Never thought I'd say that, and I am more than a little worried that the teams hack-first-ask-questions-later approach is impacting the first legit OBP guy the system has produced since....

wait for it....

Troy Glaus

and before that....

Tim Salmon and Jimmy Edmonds...

Can Kendry be in Baltimore by 4 PM today?

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