When I wished Kevin Youkilis a happy 36th birthday a few days ago, I admitted that I was never a big fan of his. It’s not like I disliked hem or anything. He just never really did anything for me. I don’t really know why. I was wondering if he didn’t perform very well when I was at Fenway. That might have been enough to leave a bad taste in my mouth.
Looks like it’s time to dive into the scorecards again.
Looking them over, it appears that I saw Youk play in 30 games at Fenway. (Again, at least I scored 30 games Youk played in.) How did he do?
In 103 AB, Youk batted .437 with 7 HR and 30 RBI. Wow. Doesn’t look like he performed that poorly.
In fact, if you project those totals over a 660 AB season, he would have hit 45 HR, and driven in 179 runs. Damn. He walked a lot too. During those 30 games, his OBP was 0.521. Add that to his 0.748 SLG, and he had an OPS in games I attended of 1.268.
Yeah, those are MVP type numbers.
I saw Youk over a pretty good cross section too. From once in 2005, to twice in 2012.You’d expect that, after all, for a position player. I probably saw him most of the time I went to the park.
Clearly, it wasn’t his performance while I was there that didn’t draw me to Youkilis. I guess it’s still a mystery. After all, with that performance during games I attended, I should be idolizing the guy. Huh.
How did Youk do in games you attended?