Ladies and gentleman, our new hitting coach, Carlos Zambrano:

”My back has been bothering me, so I didn’t want to swing too hard,” said Zambrano, who has four career home runs and is hitting .259 this season. ”If I swung like I wanted to hit a home run, I would have made an out.”

WHY can’t Patterson understand that?

Carlos vs. Corey head-to-head: Who’s got the most potential as a hitter?

Name PA OBP SLG OPS K/PA RBI/PA AGE SMART STATEMENTS
Patterson 370 .271 .383 .655 .243 .076 26 0
Zambrano 58 .259 .414 .672 .328 .086 24 1
EDGE CP CP Z Z CP Z Z Z

4-3 Zambrano! Plus, he can pitch a little.

I’m not actually suggesting that Z become the hitting coach, nor that he take over for Patterson in CF. What I am saying is that Patterson has been HISTORICALLY awful this year and Z is a frickin’ HERO.

I noticed also that Lawton has gotten off to a slow start with us (.602 OPS) and that Nomar’s abysmal start has put him as a worse hitter this year (so far) than Neifi. That speaks volumes about data sample; another reason to take the table above as tongue-in-cheek and the reason PA (plate appearances) are included.

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