Thursday, July 28, 2011

Power Outage

There might be something to say after all about the lack of power displayed by players after the All-Star Game, and more notably, the Home Run Derby.

Bobby Abreu and Alex Rios have both acknowledge in the past that they changed their swings a bit, and their power numbers declined after the derby.

Here are the POST All-Star Game stats, as of July 28th, from the players who took part in the Home Run Derby.

Adrian Gonzalez: 18-for-54, .333 AVG, 0 HR, 10 RBI (17 HR before break)

Jose Bautista: 7-for-27, .259 AVG, 0 HR, 6 RBI (31 HR before break)

Robinson Cano: 15-for-59, .254 AVG, 1 HR, 6 RBI (15 HR before break)

David Oritz: 12-for-38, .316 AVG, 1 HR, 13 RBI (19 HR before break)

Prince Fielder: 10-for-45, 222 AVG, 1 HR, 2 RBI (22 HR before break)

Matt Kemp: 14-for-46, 304 AVG, 2 HR, 8 RBI (22 HR before break)

Rickie Weeks: 10-for-46, 217 AVG, 2 HR, 4 RBI (17 HR before break)

Matt Holliday: 9-for-36, .250 AVG, 0 HR, 2 RBI (14 HR before break)

So 7 home runs combined hit after the break, from the 8 contestants at the 2011 derby.  To put this into perspective, the Red Sox Jacoby Ellsbury has 6 home runs alone after the break.

Adam Jones, Albert Pujols, Mike Stanton and Justin Upton (who was not selected to participate in the derby), all have 5 after the break.

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