Jays Edition: Can Spring Stats Carry Over to the Regular Season?

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There’s nothing wrong with the occasional bit of optimism, even if it’s unfounded and misguided, is there? With AHill becoming the new god of walks I went back and checked out 2009 spring training results for some of the regulars. Scream out about sample size and fake games. Knock yourself out. This stat check shouldn’t be taken too seriously.

Players Used:

Comparison player criteria:

  • Be current members of the Toronto Blue Jays
  • Been on the roster during 2009 spring training
  • Had more than 20 AB in both 2009 Spring Training and April 09
Aaron Hill G AB R H 2B HR RBI BB SO TB AVG OBP SLG
Spring 2009 23 60 6 17 9 2 9 5 5 32 0.283 0.358 0.533
April – 2009 24 104 17 38 6 5 20 9 14 59 0.365 0.412 0.567
Vernon Wells
Spring 2009 11 30 4 9 2 0 3 3 3 11 0.300 0.364 0.367
April – 2009 24 99 19 28 7 3 14 10 8 46 0.283 0.345 0.465
Adam Lind
Spring 2009 25 68 5 21 4 1 9 7 10 30 0.309 0.368 0.441
April – 2009 23 92 15 29 8 4 20 13 23 49 0.315 0.400 0.533
Jose Bautista
Spring 2009 19 41 5 15 3 0 2 4 7 18 0.366 0.422 0.439
April – 2009 14 41 9 13 3 1 2 6 11 19 0.317 0.404 0.463
Travis Snider
Spring 2009 22 63 11 24 8 4 10 1 13 44 0.381 0.400 0.698
April – 2009 20 62 9 16 5 3 11 6 14 30 0.258 0.324 0.484

Three out of four (exception being Snider) on the list posted better stats during the ‘real games’ in April. And to be fair I’m not going to rag on Snider’s .800+ April OPS. Not too shaby when considering everyone on the list had a good spring.

Once again, this probably doesn’t prove a thing but it does give some hope for a questionable 2010. Go ahead AHill, post your 200+ walks.

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