October 13, 2011
Updates on Freddy, Pill and Vogey
Just a quick post to fill you in on some of the things going on in Giants baseball land over the past day or so…
- Amy Gutierrez reports that Freddy Sanchez (who dislocated his shoulder diving for a grounder on June 10 and subsequently missed the remainder of the season) has begun working out his lower body. She also says that Freddy’s workouts will pick up steam over the next few weeks as he gets into his normal offseason conditioning regimen. Sanchez is expected to be ready to start the season in April.
- Brett Pill was expected to begin play in winter ball (Mexican League) but has been delayed due to some muscle soreness (mild abdominal strain), according to SF Chron’s Hank Schulman.
- Ryan Vogelsong is heavily favored to win the Comeback Player of the Year Award for his accomplishments in 2011. Just don’t tell that to the the beat writers for MLB’s 30 teams, who awarded the CPOY to St. Louis’ Lance Berkman for the NL and Boston’s Jacoby Ellsbury for the AL on Thursday. As Bay Bridge Baseball’s Jeff Fletcher noted, Vogey still has a shot to win it with either the Players Choice and The Sporting News‘ versions of the award. (Incidentally, The Sporting News Comeback Player of the Year award is generally thought to be the industry’s most accepted version.) Check out the stats below for Vogelsong, compared to Berkman and Ellsbury, and then tell me what you think:
|Player||2010 stats:||2011 stats:|
|Lance Berkman||.248, 14 HR, 58 RBI, 122 games||.301, 31 HR, 94 RBI, 145 games|
|Jacoby Ellsbury||.192, 0 HR, 5 RBI, 7 SB, 18 games||.321, 32 HR, 105 RBI, 39 SB, 158 games|
|Ryan Vogelsong||0-0, 6.39 ERA, 1.579 WHIP, 27 K, 38.0 IP||13-7, 2.71 ERA, 1.252 WHIP, 139 K, 179.2 IP|