Current Record: 15-15
Well, the San Francisco Giants have played 30 games so far this summer, and since their last report card, nothing much has changed. Last time we checked in, the Giants were hovering above .500 with an 8-7 record. Since then, the Giants have been great while taking two out of three at Colorado and in Pittsburgh, but have also been horrendous with the bat, winning just one of seven against Atlanta and Washington.
Instead of rating the Giants thus far, I thought I'd mix it up and take the Giants players averages to predict what they are "on-pace" to hit or pitch by the end of the season. For the record, these are not predictions of any kind, it's just what each player has the potential to do by the end of the season based on what they have done so far.
Burrell-28 hr, 50 RBIs, 56 runs, 162 strikeoutsSome interesting stat lines here: Pat Burrell looking to have a powerful season, but strikeouts being an issue (leads the team), Buster Posey can have a great second year season, with the steals being highly unrealistic. Aubrey Huff will be about as good as last season, with a decrease in home runs. Sanchez has been impressive thus far, and if he continues to get regular starts, he can put together a solid season. Rowand is just weird, I dont know how one hits 60 doubles(!) strikes out almost 8 times more than he takes a walk, and still only brings in 54 RBIs. Sandoval (if he stayed healthy) could have put together a great season passing the 30-home run plateau for the first time (would have been the first Giant to do so since Barry Bonds hit 45 in 2004). Tejada is bound to have a rough season if he continues to hit like he has so far this season.
Posey-23 hr, 98 RBIs, 52 runs, 17 SB, 0 CS,
Huff-16 hr, 86 RBIs, 52 runs, 27 doubles
Sanchez-11 hr, 50 RBIs, 73 runs, 34 doubles
Rowand-6 hr, 54 RBIs, 7.7 K:BB, 60 doubles
Sandoval*-34 hr, 95 RBIs, 75 runs, .904 OPS
Tejada-6 hr, 52 RBIs, 41 runs, 29 doubles
*injured 4-7 weeks
Lincecum- 14-14, 2.47 ERA, 261 strikeouts, 73 walks, 9 hr allowed
Zito- 0-11, 6.23 ERA, 64 strikeouts, 85 walks, 11 hr allowed
Sanchez- 11-5, 2.73 ERA, 213 strikeouts, 107 walks, 5 hr allowed
Bumgarner- 0-27(!!!), 4.75 ERA, 123 strikeouts, 64 walks, 11 hr allowed
Cain- 11-11, 3.28 ERA, 144 strikeouts, 53 walks, 16 hr allowed
Romo- 0-5, 0.96 ERA, 75 strikeouts, 5 walks, 5 hr allowed
Wilson- 0-5, 5.84 ERA, 86 strikeouts, 48 walks, 0 hr allowed
Affeldt- 5-0, 3.55 ERA, 65 strikeouts, 38 walks, 11 hr allowed
Mota- 11-0, 2.29 ERA, 103 strikeouts, 16 walks, 11 hr allowed
Runzler- 5-11, 6.60 ERA, 70 strikeouts, 38 walks, 0 hr allowed
Grade: Affeldt, Mota, Romo, Lincecum, Sanchez and Cain = A-/B+
Everyone else = D-/F
Let's not make this any harder on ourselves...
Grade: Tejada = D+
Everyone else = B+
Overall: C - not quite dominating performance, but the Giants are still .500, so could be better or worse.