Patterson at the bottom

Andy from Stat of the Day is probably stating the obvious but claims that Corey Patterson is an “awful” player at least when it comes to offense.  Among players with 200+ at-bats, He ranks last in batting average (.183 to second place Eric Byrnes’ .209) and ranks last in OBP (a paltry .216 to Kenji Johjima’s .252, a .32 difference).

The Cubs traded him in January ’06 after a miserable 2005 campaign not much better than this year’s (.215/.254/.348).  In the two years in Baltimore, Patterson picked it up slightly, hitting .276 and .269 and even managing to steal a combined 83 bases.  Of course, knowing us Cub fans, we wondered if it was a management issue then.

Looks like Corey is back to his old ways again.

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