Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Week 4 Hitters Power Poll: As Powerful A Poll As This Lineup Can Have Anyway

There was quite a bit of movement in the rankings this week, as A.J. Pierzynski started his descent back toward earth and not even the mighty Paul Konerko could keep up the pace he had in April.

Only three members of the lineup had 30 point weeks, but Adam Dunn and Gordon Beckham -- yes, that Gordon Beckham -- were two of them. Alejandro De Aza was the third, which is why Dunn and De Aza both passed Pierzynski in the rankings, while Gordon Beckham jumped up two spots.

1Paul Konerko 118 1 17
2Alejandro De Aza 107 3 30
3Adam Dunn 103 4 33
4A.J. Pierzynski 93 2 15
5Alex Rios 65 5 14
6Alexei Ramirez 55 618
7Gordon Beckham 45 932
8Dayan Viciedo31 7 8
9Brent Morel 26 8 4
10Kosuke Fukudome  17 11 8
11Brent Lillibridge 7 10 -3
12Tyler Flowers  5 12 -1
13Eduardo Escobar -2 13 -3

Now, I don't do these polls in points per at bat, but if I did there would be a strong argument for Kosuke Fukudome getting a bit more playing time right now. No, he doesn't provide the power threat Dayan Viciedo does, and he's only hitting .182, but he's averaging .52 points per at bat. Viciedo is averaging only .36.

So while it's not a large enough gap to justify making Kosuke a starter, he should at least get a few more starts in left field.

At the very least he should be getting more time in left field than Brent Lillibridge.

Last week's poll can be found here.

1 comment:

  1. Would it be possible to give these some context? ie: compare to league leaders, big name players, other teams?


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