Now playing at shortstop…Dave Kingman

July 25th, 2007 → 11:40 am @ // No Comments

Yet another one of Feeding the Monster‘s astute readers (are there any other kind?) sends in this interesting observation: Julio Lugo has six HRs and 47 RBIs, while Derek “Cap’t Intangibles” Jeter has 7 homers and 49 RBIs. This is somewhat remarkable, considering Jeter’s hit further down (usually second or third) and is on a Yankees team that’s leading the league in many offensive categories; Lugo, meanwhile, suffered through an 0-for-June. That’s not to say that the two are anywhere close to being at the same level: Jeter has .401 OBP, good for 10th in the AL; Lugo’s .290 puts him 85th. (Who woulda thunk that Lugo would turn into a SS version of Dave Kingman? Kingman’s career averages: 25 HRs, 76 RBIs, .301 OBP. Lugo’s projected ’07 totals: 11 HRs, 76 RBIs, .290 OBP.)

(An aside: in response to Jack’s query on yesterday’s GD post, “catholic |Ààkaθ(…ô)lik| adjective 1 (esp. of a person’s tastes) including a wide variety of things; all-embracing.”)

Post Categories: Derek Jeter & Julio Lugo

2 Comments → “Now playing at shortstop…Dave Kingman”

  1. TimmyMac

    16 years ago

    You just won me an argument about “catholic,” my man. Thank you.


  2. rog

    16 years ago

    Looks like Michael Kay is going to have to take down his hear-shaped photo of Derek Jeter from his wall and replace it with one of Loogie. I was going to make a joke involving Kay, some lube and tissues up in the booth, but I don’t want to get banned from here.


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