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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Player Analysis: #4 Eric Bruntlett UTIL

Overall Season Numbers (AVG/OBP/SLG) & wOBA- .217/.297/.297 & .274
Overall Career Numbers (AVG/OBP/SLG) & wOBA- .240/.315/.344 & .301

Month by month statistics are more or less pointless when a player has no more than 50 PAs in most months. Eric Bruntlett can barely be called an average bench player. He helped the Phillies out for a month while Rollins was hurt, and was pretty solid defensively while his offense was at best mediocre. Late in the season, his most common role was as a late inning defensive replacement for Pat Burrell. This role turned into a plate appearance more often than it should have, and one can only wonder what would have happened had Burrell had those plate appearances. Yes Bruntlett can cover more ground than Burrell, but Pat's arm from the outfield was almost definitely stronger than Bruntlett's. While Andy and I frequently disagreed with the timing of the Bruntlett insertions, he did his job well.

Not much more can be said for Eric Bruntlett, even when looking at his career stats. He has a below average OBP & SLG. However, Bruntlett's career numbers vs lefties are definitely more impressive. He has a career .754 OPS vs lefties with an above average OBP and as expected a slightly below average SLG. Charlie Manuel seemed to have a special place in his heart for Eric Bruntlett so expect to see him frequently in the upcoming season.

Next up: #10 Geoff Jenkins RF

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

pretty nice beard, scored one of the biggest runs of the ws. not bad for a bag of balls