Saturday, August 14, 2010

What the heck happens when Manzella comes off the DL?

There's a big decision coming when 27-year old Tommy Manzella is eligible to return from the DL: Play him, or play 26-year old Angel Sanchez?

Let's look, shall we?




NamePAsAvg/SLG/OBPK:BBXBH-RBISB/Err
Manzella209.212/.259/.25457:106-160/8
Sanchez128.291/.331/.37622:68-140/2


Some key splits to consider:

Against RHPs:



NamePAsAvg/SLG/OBPK:BBXBH-RBIBABIP
Manzella164.168/.211/.20154:63-11.247
Sanchez84.262/.311/.36912:57-11.306


Against LHPs:



NamePAsAvg/SLG/OBPK:BBXBH-RBIBABIP
Manzella45.375/.432/.4503:43-5.405
Sanchez38.333/.351/.36110:11-3.462


w/RISP:



NamePAsAvg/SLG/OBPK:BBXBH-RBIBABIP
Manzella53.196/.245/.23914:42-14.257
Sanchez35.233/.303/.3674:23-14.269


Is this a definitive look? Hell, and no, it's not. Are we dealing with a ridiculously small sample size? Hell, and yes, we are. But at least they're comparable sample sizes. I give the edge to Sanchez, but I'm also not sure what you do with Manzella.

2 comments:

Peanut said...

Split time the remainder of the season and let them battle it out in ST next year. But I don't think there's any question that Sanchez has outperformed Manzella on both sides of the ball this season.

OremLK said...

I don't think Sanchez has outperformed Manzella on defense. It's pretty close, but if I had to choose, I'd give the edge to Manzella, defensively.

Obviously Sanchez has been hitting a lot better though.