Let’s all take a minute to appreciate Eric Chavez. He’s been nothing short of great for the Yankees this year. After yesterday’s 2-4 performance, which included the game-winning homer, Chavez’s season line sits at .289/.347/.526, good for a .366 wOBA and a 129 wRC+, and that’s NOT split adjusted. He’s done that in 216 PA, more than he had all of last season. Why is that significant? It’s the most PA he’s had since 2007 when he had 379 for Oakland.
Here are some other bests in a long time for Chavez:
BB%: 8.4, best since 9.0 in 2007
K%: 15.7, best since 13.6 in 2003
Iso: .237, best since .252 in 2001
HR: 12, best since 15 in 2007
wOBA/wRC+: .366/129, best since .383/133 in 2004
Chavez has been a near perfect back up for Alex Rodriguez for the last two seasons and he just finished an awesome four game set in Detroit. Keeping him healthy for the stretch run will be a challenge given Eric’s spotty health history, but if it can be done, he should continue to be productive. Pretty great for a guy who was considered to be less valuable than toast coming into this year:
I don’t think Ibanez or Chavez will be on the Yankees by July – those guys are toast. What say you?
Klaw (3:27 PM)
They’re not toast. Toast still has value.
Thanks for an awesome season so far, Eric. Can’t wait to see what you have in store as August rolls on.
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