Friday, March 13, 2009
Numbers on Steroids is a look at baseball players during the 90s to see if anything screams out at you.
Todays as good as any day to talk Jay Gibbons. Why? He just got cut.
Explaining It Away
Gibbons came in as a 25 year old rookie played in 73 games and had some decent numbers. He looked like he might have some potential. Over the next few years his average and obp started to increas while his slugging fell. In 2004 Gibbons was sapped of all his power which could be attributed to injury right? He only played in 97 games. The next year he had his best season with his best career ba, obp and slugging % but the fall off would come steadily over the next two seasons.
Jay Gibbons never really jumped to all star level and I bet maybe three people read this sentence because no one cares about Jay Gibbons careeer, but a las he fell in the Mitchell Report and popped in my head so I wanted to take a peak. His numbers don't really scream at you, but the 2004 fall off is questionable. His pick up in production the next two years kind of squelches that or suggests that he started using HGH and perhaps something undetectable instead.
Well He Did Get Some HGH So...