Numbers on Steroids: Eric Chavez

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Numbers on Steroids is a look at baseball players during the 90s to see if anything screams out at you.

Eric Chavez has landed on the DL once again and requires back surgery which could be career ending. So what the heck happenned to the superstar that the A's decided to keep over any of the Big 3, Tejada or Giambi. Was juice involved?

Averages Say: Hmm, everything looks steady

At Bats Per Home Run Says: Same Thing Here

Explaining It Away
Well it's pretty simple to explain away Eric Chavez's numbers. Just look at his averages over his career, they don't really change. Sure his power was death last year and his numbers abysmal this season, but he was playing with a back injury that obviously required surgery. Looking at the numbers it just seems obvious, that the man was clean.

The Verdict
The only claim you can make against Chavez would be that he's become incredibly injury prone since the start of testing and that he playted with some noted juicers in Giambi and others. But that is so incredibly circumstancial that it wouldn't even remotely be fair. So...

No Juice Involved...

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