Originally posted on Monkey with a Halo  |  Last updated 5/15/12
They said he couldn't be any worse than he was in 2011.  They were wrong.  This summer, the LA Angels and Mike Scioscia disdainfully present "Vernon Wells: Suck Harder!" Yes, it is true.  No, that fake movie teaser isn't real, but the part about Vernon Wells actually finding a way to be even worse than he was in his disastrous 2011 campaign is.  Yes, his batting average is higher this season, but most everything else about his offensive production has gotten worse. His already pitiful walk rate of 3.8% in 2011 is down to 3.2% this season. His power has tailed off, as shown by his ISO dropping from .194 to .175. He has already grounded into five double plays after rolling into eight all of last year. This is where it gets real bad, he is swinging at career-high percentage of pitches out of the strike zone at 36.8%. Even worse, he is making contact with 79.0% of those out-of-zone pitches, which blows is blows his former career-best out of the water and is generally just an absurdly
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