FanPost

How Bad Has Brandon Wood Been?

Historically bad. Remember that exercise I was doing earlier this year, where I was taking Angel hitters, their performances to date (the end of the 2009 season), then comparing them to players of the same age within +/- 25% of plate appearances and +/- 10% of OPS+? (If not, here's the start of the series, and here's the entry for Brandon Wood.)

Anyway, this is how bad Wood has been: I updated the numbers to reflect his awful 2010, and came up with 42 comparable lousy hitters through age 25. An embarrassing 34 of them are pitchers. I'll let that sink in.

The remaining position players are a collective sucking sound of no-hit catchers and lesser-hit middle infielders: Luis Ordaz, Frank O'Rourke, Luis Gomez, Moe Berg, former Angel Terry Humphrey, Tony Giuliani, Del Young, and Ed Connolly.

Congratulations, Brandon, you've been a marginally better hitter through age 25 than forgotten Mad Men-era swingman Don Cardwell!

NM PA  AB  R  H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO  DP SB/CS  BA  OBP  SLG OPS+
BW 421 398 37 72 7  0 10  31 11 126  9  5/0 .181 .206 .274  26
DC 321 300 24 44 7  0 10  22  7 146  2  1/0 .147 .174 .270  17

I really don't enjoy beating up on a guy when he's down, but Jesus H. Christ. For his sake I really do hope we trade him, even at pennies on the dollar, because if there's any type of hitter Scioscia/Hatcher have proven they can't coach, it's the low-average, high-strikeout power types. And right now the only scenario of him playing involves two injuries in front of him.

This Fan-Post is authored by an independent fan. Tell us what you think and how you feel.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Halos Heaven

You must be a member of Halos Heaven to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Halos Heaven. You should read them.

Join Halos Heaven

You must be a member of Halos Heaven to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Halos Heaven. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker