Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Down on the farm: Eric Duncan's battle with mediocrity

Spoiler alert - mediocrity wins.

We all remember Eric Duncan. He was the 27th overall pick by the Yankees in the 2003 draft and has been rushed through the system ever since. He is now in his second season with Scranton Wilkes-Barre, and he is in a very fascinating battle with mediocrity (at least when evaluating mediocrity based on batting average). Check out the graphical representation of his mediocre batting average below:

The pink line represents a batting average of .250. The blue line is his actual average. They don't like to get too far apart. If you are wondering, minor league game logs are apparently tough to find. I went game by game through the box scores to get his batting average throughout this season to date. Too much time on my hands? Possibly.

In an attempt at some sort of positive for Mr. Duncan, at least he fits right in with the parent club. When breaking down The Yankees' winning percentage so far this season, relative to the definition of mediocrity (.500), it is very similar to Duncan's batting average chart:

(hat tip to Replacement Level Yankees Weblog for the above chart)

So there you have it. My case for Eric Duncan to be a part of the 2008 Yankees. Not really.

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1 comment:

steve said...

Eric was our best player when he led our team out here in LA (he was 13)

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