Sunday, October 7, 2012

Pujols Had Worst September Ever

His AVG-OBP-SLG in Sept were .269-.315-.420. Those numbers are a bit of a surprise and a bit of a disappointment for the Angels given that he was over 1.000 in OPS in July and August and had .977 in June. The table below shows his OPS+ for each month of his career.

At 104, his OPS+ is far below the next lowest ever for Sept (actually Sept/Oct). The next lowest was 143. It also looks like his 3rd lowest monthly OPS+ ever no matter what the month. In 8 of his 11 previous seasons, his Sept OPS+ was higher than what it was for the whole season. His worst differential had been -17 in 2003. Yet this year it was -37. So his Sept performance was very much out of character. Maybe a normal performance would not have helped the Angels as they finished 4 games out of the wild card.


Anonymous said...

Ya know, this post makes me think Pujols is going to have a great season next year. He knows he didn't live up to his name and from what I've heard about his attitude, he's going to want to prove us all wrong when we say he's on the downhill slide.

Cyril Morong said...

If anyone can bounce back with a great year, its Pujols. He still is not that old and his combination of great talent and hard work could make it happen