Thursday, July 23, 2009

Best Hitter of July 2009

Here is how good the Angels offense has been in July:

There has only been one month since 2000 that a team has scored more than 200 runs: July 2007 when the Yankees scored 202 runs.

In July, the Angels are hitting a ridiculous .316 as a team and have scored 128 runs through 18 games. That equals a little over 7 runs a game, which would put them at 199 runs if they play 28 games this month. They probably will not be able to top 200 runs because they will have fewer games due to the All-Star Game.

Pretty much everyone on the team has been hot this month, but one player stands out and its not who you would expect: Erick Aybar, the SS for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

Erick Aybar is hitting .466 in July, by far the best in baseball during July of all players with at least 50 plate appearances. Entering July, he was a .264 career hitter (now he's up to .278). Out of 15 games, he has at least 2 hits in 10 games (including 3 3-hit games and a 4-hit game)

April .245
May .303
June .256
July .466

It's always fun to see players emerge who you wouldn't expect. This might the beginning of him being an offensive force, or he could revert to his old form. We'll just have to wait and see.


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