This Article Originally Appeared on Friar Forecast Chase Headley had a terrible first half. Prior to the all-star game, he only reached base 30.8% of the time, mustering a putrid 0.674 OPS. Those numbers would be borderline unacceptable for a slick fielding second baseman, let alone a corner outfielder. Since the break however, Headley has actually been hitting the ball like many of us expected him to all season. His post allstar game on base percentage is 0.382, and he has slugged at a 0.488 clip, good for a 0.820 OPS. Part of the improvement was expected. There was little chance that Headley’s was truly aDeivi Cruz clone at the plate. Some of the improvement may also be a function of a small sample size. Headley has only stepped to the ...
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