David Ortiz’s Declining Peripherals

David Ortiz had a bounce-back season 2010. His 32 home runs, 102 RBI and usable .270 AVG made him a valuable asset for fantasy owners and now he is trying to use those numbers to negotiate a multi-year extension with the Red Sox. However, what Ortiz fails to mention are his declining peripheral numbers including strikeout rate, whiff rate, struggles against left-handed pitching, etc. I took a look at those numbers as well as some other aspects of Ortiz’s profile in an article for Fire Brand of the American League. Though the article focuses on Ortiz’s avid call for a multi-year deal and that the Red Sox would be wise to avoid such a deal, there is plenty of analysis that fantasy owners can use as they attempt to gauge Ortiz’s 2010 value and beyond.

Read the article at Fire Brand of the American League>>>