Friday, September 7, 2007

Has Pronk Finally Awoken From His Slumber?


It’s safe to say that Travis Hafner hasn’t been fulfilling his expectations for this season, consider last year’s numbers (.308, 42 HR, 117 RBIs, and an OPS of 1.098).

However, he may be turning things around. Lets look at his last seven games (where the Indians are 5-2):

AB

R

H

2B

HR

RBI

BB

3

1

1

1

0

0

1

3

2

2

1

0

1

2

4

2

2

0

2

4

1

5

0

1

1

0

1

0

3

0

1

0

0

0

1

4

0

1

1

0

2

0

2

1

1

0

0

0

1

24

6

9

4

2

8

6

Hafner has been batting .375 and his on-base percentage is .625. He also had the game-winning sac fly in the September 4th game at Minnesota. It looks like things may finally be turning around for him in a season where he’s batting .260, has an OBP of .398, only 21 homers, and whenever he steps up to the plate, every fan in Jacobs’ Field knows he’s striking out (97 strikeouts this year-- which may not really be all that bad, but is magnified when the rest of his numbers aren’t great).

Now that I say all of this, he will probably crawl back in his hole and disappear for the rest of September and however much of October the Indians get to play. Let’s assume they’ll make it to the Series and blow it. His recent emergence is great; the home runs, RBIs, etc-- all awesome. But the best thing about Pronk? He's clearly named after his penis.

Hey, somebody had to say it.

1 Comment:

Buzzsaw said...

I love Pronk ... I especially love having traded Pronk for Saito with my arch nemesis in my fantasy league and am beating him because of it this week. Don't trade hitters for closers.