Found May 09, 2013 on
The Crazy Crabbers:
Ryan Vogelsong has not gotten off to a great start and it lead me to take a look at what has and has not been different with him this season compared to previously with the Giants.
I looked into the statistics and I think for the most part he has been a victim of bad luck.
Here is what I wrote for Bay Area Sports Guy:
When you look at the peripheral numbers things really haven’t changed all that much; in 2011 he struck out 18.5% of the batters he faced while walking 8.1%, last year he struck out 20.1% while walking 7.9%, and so far this season he has struck out 18.8% while walking 7.5%.
For the most part he is striking out and walking about the same number of people. That’s good news for Vogelsong as we go forward.
If we switch and take a look at his batted ball data, courtesy of Fangraphs:
BEST OF MAXIM
Welp. Ryan Vogelsong still isn't right.
It was another one of those starts on Thursday against Atlanta. You know, the one where he seems kinda okay through a few innings and then Bochy leaves him in 3 hitters too long and by that time he's given up 5 or 6 runs, and then he gets chainsaw angry, but it's too late, and we can't come back that one night?
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