However good you think Chase Headley has been this season, you’re probably wrong… because he’s been better. In fact, Padre fans have rarely seen a player get this hot and turn in a season as good as Chase’s 2012.First, the details. Chase Headley is currently on pace for a 30 HR, 113 RBI season with a 284/369/485 slash line. He was the NL player of the month for August and hasn’t stopped hitting in September. He is also playing elite-level defense (ranked 2nd in the NL for range factor, 3rd in fielding percentage, first in assists). He should get at least some votes for MVP, but sub-.500 teams don’t usually employ the winner of that award. You can read and know all that and not truly get the full flavor of just how amazing this season has been.
What Chase is doing this year cannot be properly appreciated until this season is put in the proper context. In order to do that we will look at Headley’s season through 2 different lenses:
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