Saturday, July 02, 2011

Phillies June Report Card

We're halfway through the 2011 season and the Phillies, despite they're offensive struggles, are still atop the heap. Below are June's stats and grades for each of the players.

*#/# = AVG/OPS

Carlos Ruiz/C .221/.606, 5 R, 2 XBH, 6 RBI. Chooch continues to do a great job handling the pitching staff, but his lack of hitting hurt at the bottom of the lineup this month. Grade: C-.

Ryan Howard/1B .269/.870, 12 R, 4 DBL, 5 HR, 22 RBI. Howard's claim to fame is being a huge 2nd half performer, so lets hope the power comes then. Grade: B+.

Chase Utley/2B .297/.860, 10 R, 4 DBL, 3 TRPL, 2 HR, 14 RBI, 3 SB. Aside from the lack of homeruns, he's really starting to look like the "Chase Utley, you are the man!" days. Grade: A-.

Placido Polanco/3B .213/.545, 6 R, 3 XBH, 10 RBI. The two oldest players in the lineup, Polly and Raul, are struggling the most. Who could have predicted that? Me! Grade: F.

Jimmy Rollins/SS .239/.716, 16 R, 3 DBL, 4 HR, 13 RBI, 4 SB. Wonder what type of contract J-Roll expects this offseason? I'd offer 2 yr $10M. Grade: C.

Raul Ibanez/LF .221/.595, 5 R, 6 DBL, 1 HR, 5 RBI. Remember when Amaro signed the old man to a 3 year deal and we bitched about it? Yeah, turns out we were right. We Should Be GMs. Grade: D-.

Shane Victorino/CF .303/.893, 25 R, 6 DBL, 3 TRPL, 3 HR, 12 RBI, 4 SB. This here's the MVP of the team and should be an All-Star. Grade: A.

Domonic Brown/RF .165/.612, 8 R, 3 DBL, 4 HR, 8 RBI. Starting to get that over-hyped feeling on this kid, but then again he's still just a kid. Grade: F.

Bench Boys-
Ben Francisco/OF .189/.537. He had the opportunity of a lifetime this season and blew it. Grade: F.

Ross Gload/PH .417/1.045. Glad he didn't go on the DL. Grade: A.

Wilson Valdez/UTL .229/.603. Honestly, I like Valdez, he does what a utility infielder should. Grade: C.

Michael Martinez/UTL .200/.583. Screw Michael Martinez! Grade: Who gives a shit?

*#:# = BB:K & #/# = ERA/WHIP

Roy Halladay 3-0, 5 GS, 36 IP, 3:32, 2.00/0.92. Going for the Cy Young repeat? Grade: A+.

Cliff Lee 5-0, 5 GS, 42 IP, 8:29, 0.21/0.69. Cy Young challenger? Grade: Is there a letter that comes before A?

Cole Hamels 2-2, 6 GS, 41.1 IP, 6:32, 1.31/0.80. Also a Cy Young challenger? Grade: A+.

Kyle Kendrick 1-1, 4 G, 3 GS, 19 IP, 2:7, 3.32/1.16. This guy comes in handy season after season. Grade: B.

Vance Worley 1-0, 3 GS, 18 IP, 8:12, 1.00/1.06. Blanton and Oswalt's injuries suck, but at least it gives The Vanimal a chance to show what he's capable of. Grade: A+.

Ryan Madson 1-0, 7 G, 7 IP, 3 SV, 3:8, 2.57/1.57. Currently on the DL with bruised hand, hoping Hamels doesn't have to venture Madson's way too. Grade: B.

Antonio Bastardo 11 G, 9.2 IP, 2 SV, 4 HLD, 4:7, 0.00/0.52. Check the stats, he's having arguably the best season of any reliever in baseball. Grade: A+.

Michael Stutes 3-0, 12 G, 14.1 IP, 4 HLD, 9:13, 3.14/1.05. The kids are alright. Grade: B.

Baez Sucks 0-1, 5 G, 6.1 IP, 4:4, 11.37/1.89. If I were GM, and dammit I should be, his ass would be released. Grade: F.

David Herndon 0-2, 8 G, 11.2 IP, 2:10, 2.31/1.46. He's doing better, but still too hittable. Grade: B-.

Brian Schneider, Dane Sardinha, Scott Mathieson, Juan Perez, Jose Contreras, Roy Oswalt, Mike Zagurksi, and Andrew Carpenter did not receive grades.


GM-Carson said...

I hate the generosity of official scorers in today's game. That was an error on Utley all the way. Not a hit and an error. Horrible play by Chase that cost Roy 1 run, probably 2.

Also, Polanco is horrible anymore. Runners on 2nd and 3rd with 1 out and he pops up to SS on the 1st pitch. C'mon!

Aaron said...

It is too the point now that when they have a man on third with less than two outs that I expect them not too score.
Here is another reason our offense sucks. Vic gets a lead off walk down a run and does not try to steal. This team never runs, they don't bunt they don't hit and run. They just wait for homers from a team full of guys who don't hit homers.

GM-Carson said...

...Utley hit a homerun.

I get your point though.

I'm very upset with Polanco. Check the stats, he's getting scary bad. Only reason his overall #'s aren't insufferable is his amazing April.

GM-Carson said...

That was a crazy top of the 9th. Fan on field. Rauch goes ape shit on ump. Jays managers goes nutso on homeplate.

Whatever, Phils win.

Anonymous said...

Utley gets a Howard! Phils win.

The Howard wins ballgames

GM-Carson said...

The Howard equals wins for the Phils. Nice!

Bob D said...

Ahhh the Howard has returned today to Philly!

Bob D said...

That Jon Rauch clip is awesome.