Feb 19

Opening Day Countdown: 47

Let’s see if I can come up with a post every day of the rest of the offseason. Today, there are 47 days left until Opening Day on April 6.

Frenchy taking a hack.

Taking a hack, and probably adding to his K totals.


is the number of doubles Jeff Francoeur hit in 2011.  That’s his highest total of doubles in a season, despite the fact that he only played in 153 games – the third-lowest total of games played in his career. That, combined with his 20 homers, boosted Frenchy’s slugging percentage to the highest it has ever been over a full season.

And while I was looking over his numbers, I was reminded that he somehow only walked thirty-seven times all season. How absurd. Only two other players in all of the Majors played as much as Francoeur (650+ plate appearances) and walked that infrequently. One of those is Chicago’s Starlin Castro, and the other, of course, was Melky Cabrera. SIGH.


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