There are four main offensive cogs with the Braves that are sucking wind right now, including one that most think has been doing great, when in reality, he really hasn't.
is on a 162 game pace of about 45 homers, 94 RBIs and 120 runs scored. That would be a stupendous season. However, I've listed him under the headline “Struggling.” Why? Let me explain.
(1) Upton hasn't gone deep in eight games and he has two homers in his last 25 games. Two. Let me repeat, two. Must be a sample size thing, right? I mean the homers will start flying soon, right? Will they? His fly ball rate of 41 percent is one point above his career norm, so that looks fine. However, take a look at that HR/F which is sitting at 28.0 percent. Not only has he never finished a season with a mark of 19 percent, but his current rate is nearly double
his 14.6 career mark. Is it reasonable to expect him to continue to double his career mark You've reached the end of our free article preview.
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