Casey McGehee- Fake Speedster

Casey McGehee- Fake Speedster

Casey McGehee- Fake Speedster

Postby angiegraham116 » Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:08 am

The 2009 Milwaukee Brewers were built with a fairly potent offense. Prince Fielder was playing out of his mind. Ryan Braun wasn't far behind him. Mike Cameron was still being providing value, Corey Hart involved league average. Jason Kendall and J.J. Hardy, whilst not hitting very well, were playing well enough defensively they needed to be within the lineup. And then there was Casey McGehee. Claimed off waivers from the Cubs at the end of 2008, Jimmy Clausen Elite Jersey McGehee were built with a banner season in '09; his 126 wRC+ was adequate for 9th amongst third baseman with 300 PA or even more.
The Brewers didn't have pitching that year, and thus were out of the playoff race, by time Milwaukee made their push in 2011, McGehee was nowhere near his 2009 level. He was traded to the Pirates, Jay Cutler Game Jersey then to the Yankees, but tend to never reclaim his mojo. He signed a one-year deal with the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles at the end of 2012. He hit 28 dingers in 144 games with the Eagles. It was a reasonable performance to earn him a free-agent hire the Miami Marlins. Then, things got weird.
As of the writing, McGehee has a 112 wRC+ only a .071 ISO. His ISO is a good example for 6th worst amongst qualified hitters. For reference, here is the remaining list:
RankPlayerISOwRC+1Ben Revere0.057902Derek Jeter0.057853Zack Cozart0.063514Norichika Aoki0.065885Everth Cabrera0.067596Casey McGehee0.071112Offense is down this season, as it has been for the past couple of years, but nonethele s, how can a hitter with the little power be 12% much better than league average?
The answer, obviously, is McGehees BABIP, which currently sits at .350. This results in a small trick illusion that McGehee can just get base hits when needed. Thus his newly-minted (if not slightly vulgar, considering the reference) nickname Hits McGehee. BABIP is a fickle thing, and may even go a whole season without really stabilizing. But McGehee has been pretty much straight trolling all of us season. To wit:
Mar/Apr .366 BABIP (Haha, good one.) May .341 (Seriously, cut it out.) Jun .380 (What in the what?) Jul .326 (Better) Aug .167 (Thats a lot more like it.)
Its early Greg Jennings Jersey in August, but it appears heaven is falling a little bit. According to our very own Jeff Zimmermans xBABIP formula, McGehee is in line for any big regre sion. Even still, the projections see him around a .340 BABIP throughout the season. This could put him around the top 25 amongst qualified batters, in Brett Gardner/Marcel Ozuna territory.
The projections also see him raising his ISO towards the .080 area. Still nothing great. In fact, when the projections hold true and McGehee lands around a .080 ISO and a 109 wRC+, hell maintain very rare territory. Listed here are all the players (min. 450 PA) that achieved this type of feat Marshawn Lynch Elite Jersey in the past Two decades.
NameSeasonwRC+ISOLuis Castillo2000118.850.054Jose Offerman1995118.430.089Stan Javier1998109.830.084Tony Gwynn1996128.240.089Jason Kendall2004112.270.071Luis Castillo2003112.670.082Luis Castillo2005111.770.073Jose Vidro2007110.560.080Juan Pierre2004110.390.081Ichiro Suzuki2004131.240.082Ichiro Suzuki2007122.140.080Ichiro Suzuki2010110.260.079Marco Scutaro2013111.910.072Casey McGehee2014111.880.071Notice a trend here? This narrow your search is chock full of speedsters. Because hitting with this little power and yet contribute at this level, players will often have to conquer out lots of ground balls. McGehee throws that Brent Celek Limited Jersey game plan out the window and instead, just dumps a lot of hits into the shallow outfield.
Back within the day, if you searched for Fat Ichiro on Baseball-Reference (as you is wont to complete), Pablo Sandovals name came up. This is no longer the situation, it appears. However, this makes way for McGehee to consider within the title. As they certainly doesnt carry the girth of Sandoval, McGehee continues to be carrying out a pretty good wolf-in-sheeps-clothing bit. Except replace sheep with a slender Japanese slap hitter. Which, admittedly, is a weird disguise, even for a wolf.

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