Thursday, December 6, 2018

Was Adrian Beltre Any Good?

With the announcement of his retirement fresh in my mind, I thought it would be fun to see how potential Hall of Famer Adrian Beltre performed in games where I was in the park. Or, at least games where I kept score. After all, the guy played forever, and even spent some time in Boston. So I should have a pretty healthy sample.

Let's see what we have.

Adrian Beltre
660 AB AVG66009431311570000.1430.1820.1430.325

Yeah. I was surprised too. Six games? I know he spent lots of time in the NL, but he also spend a ton of time in the AL. I would have expected at least a dozen. But, six is what we've got. So, how did he do in that six-game sample?

Not exactly Hall of Fame numbers. A .143 batting average? Even worse, a .143 slugging percentage? Dear god, a .324 OPS? Nasty, nasty, nasty...and not nasty like Chris Sale’s slider.

Which is disappointing. Especially since most of those games, he was wearing a Boston uniform. I wanted him to be hitting well when I saw him. And, he just didn't.

So, once again I didn't see the true Adrian Beltre. I'm starting to think I'm bad luck or something. Maybe I should start going to more Yankees games to test that theory.

How did Adrian Beltre do while you were in the park?


  1. I've seen the Rangers play the A's a few times at the Coliseum, but don't remember any specifics involving Beltre. It wouldn't surprise me if he hit a home run or two though when I was there.


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