Goalie-rich Senators land top college pr

sherry2018love 04/08/2017 06:32

Whats became of Kosuke Fukudome? Generally you would think that the established player coming over from Japan would struggle during the first few months of his MLB career as they Alvin Bailey Jersey adjusted towards the different styles and levels of play and then settle right into a groove. Fukudome however, started off a star in Chicagos north side because the Cubs raced out in the NL Central going 35-21 through May while Fukudome posted a .310/.412/.442 batting line while playing more than adequate right field defense.

Fukudome would start to decline in June, but nonethele s managed a wonderful OBP thanks to 17 walks against just 22 strikeouts, giving him an incredible .123 isolated discipline. Kosuke even doubled his home run total to that point with three in June giving him a good, although Dylan Wynn Jersey not spectacular .138 isolated power mark. So while his average dipped right down to the .260s for that month, his more e sential slash stats remained viable and healthy.

Then something seemingly happened on June 29th Benjamin Watson Jersey as from there forward Fukudome has regre sed in each and every category. Hes only hit three home runs during that 66 game span and a total of 11 extra base hits giving him a lean .089 isolated power even though he still drew 26 walks during that time, also, he struck out in a much higher rate, 49 times in 233 plate appearances, a 21% clip when compared with just below 16% prior. And people 26 walks represented about a five point lo s of walk rate over that prior period as well.

Overall, its been a .207/.293/.296 slash line Taylor Gabriel Jersey for Fukudome since June 29th. One might wonder if pitchers have adjusted to his lack of power and therefore are beginning to throw him more strikes because they fear him le s. Or po sibly he was just really comfortable in the five spot of the batting order, where he soon started the growing season before the middle of Mike Matthews Jersey June when he got moved up to leadoff and subsequently bounced around as hes faltered.

Add Your Reply to this Topic

Please login to reply to this topic