- Apr 5, 2007
So you're saying we should hold off until game 12?I guess you have pretty low expectations of what "isn't cooked" looks like. He's hitting .217/.308/.348. He has five hits including three doubles in 9 games played so far. He has struck out five times. Not exactly setting the world on fire.
More importantly, JBJ had an 9 game stretch last year from July 11 to July 21 where he slashed .333/.379/.484. He had 9 hits including 2 doubles and a triple. He struck out five times in this stretch. No idea if the bat speed was there or if he was hitting the ball pretty hard, but he hit .112/.171/.153 the rest of the season, so not much predictive value there, I think.
Edit - he had a similarly good eight game stretch from June 27 to July 4 where he hit .357/.400/.429. I'll bet there were Brewers fans who thought on July 21, "Thank god, he's finally turned the corner!"
And if there's one thing we should all know about JBJ by now is that he is the streakiest player in baseball history - there's no way one should assume too much predictive value to what he does over a short period of play.