June 22, 2021

2019 Phillies in review: Sean Rodriguez (The Good Phight)

The numbers

.223/.348/.375, 4 HR, 12 RBI, 1 SB, 0.3 fWAR

The good

His salary was so low it was like he wasn’t even on the roster…

The bad

It’s truly a miracle this guy somehow hit .223 this season. He was so bad it was almost offensive to the sport of baseball. From July 30 to August 25 he collected—get ready for this—ONE hit. Just for funsies, let’s take a look at his hits broken up by month.

April: 15 PA, 3 hits (Okay, that’s not too bad, especially with only 15 plate appearances- .200)

May: 20 PA, 5 hits (Not great, but not terrible- .250)

June: 31 PA, 3 hits (Yikes- .097)

July: 10 PA, 5 hits (He spent half of July on the IL and had one three-hit game—his only multi-hit game the entire season after May—so take that .500 average with a grain of salt)

August: 30 PA, 3 hits (Yeah, he sucks- .100)

September: 33 PA, 6 hits (.182. Wow six hits in one month! How amazing! Pinch hitter of the year right here!)

And I know you’re all saying “But he was only a pinch hitter! He wasn’t a starter! He didn’t have that many plate appearances! He didn’t get to hit with any regularity!” But like… are you really going to defend a guy who got a grand total of…

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