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3 years ago  ::  Sep 03, 2016 - 8:22PM #11
Patty
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Swung at yet another ball in the dirt  with the bases loaded and that is what makes him so frustrating.
3 years ago  ::  Sep 03, 2016 - 8:22PM #12
363dp
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He'd hit .300 if he was more disciplined
3 years ago  ::  Sep 03, 2016 - 8:31PM #13
Raymond757
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The whole team lacks discipline!
3 years ago  ::  Sep 03, 2016 - 8:33PM #14
Hustleorbench
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if you think castro is bad, that at bat by mcann is head scratching.....

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3 years ago  ::  Sep 03, 2016 - 9:34PM #15
mikedorb
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Some of Tex's at bats over the last couple of weeks have been a complete joke. Yes this team lacks discipline. Didi is another one who seems to be getting worse. I will say it right now. If Didi doesn't improve his plate discipline next season expect his offensive numbers from this season to go down maybe by a lot. The pitchers I think have gotten the message that you don't have to throw strikes to get Didi out. Similar to Castro. Didi having only 15 walks this season is crazy. It boggles my mind that somebody can have less walks than Castro. And Didi seems to have become too pull happy for my taste as the season has gone along. Remember Castro hit over .300 his first two seasons before pitchers figured out he will swing at everything and more often than not gets himself out. Didi seems to be heading down the same road. Also his strikeouts have increased a lot the second half of this season. Not good.  

3 years ago  ::  Sep 06, 2016 - 7:21AM #16
NW
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Your goal with Castro would be to try to keep his offensive production while increasing his selectivity.  With some players, forcing them to become more selective takes away their aggressiveness and production.  You hope that his selectivity improves so you can get a few high caliber seasons out of him before his skills begin to erode.  If not, you have to take what he gives because even the production he gives is more than most clubs get at 2B.

3 years ago  ::  Sep 06, 2016 - 9:30AM #17
mikedorb
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It seems with Castro it took a while for NL pitchers to get the message that you don't have to throw strikes to get him out and that more often than not he will get himelf out. Remember he hit over .300 his first two seasons in the majors. Now he is around a .260 hitter. And his plate discipline is not getting better.  Stats I think show he is more undisciplined this year than ever. He is lucky he has good bat speed and that pitchers can't throw the ball where they want to all the time. But unless Castro becomes more selective he is a player once he begins to lose his bat speed will quickly lose the ability he has as a major league hitter. But since he is only 26 years old that may not happen for a while. It is a very thin line to try to get him to be more selective yet keep his aggresiveness.


Didi it appears may be going down the same road. His hitting has really declined the second half of the season and his strikeouts have increased a lot as well. It is embarassing for a regular player to have 15 walks at this point of the season. Last year he had 33 I believe. It is hard to find a player who walks less than Castro does but Didi somehow has managed to. Unless Didi finds a way to become at least a little more selective look for his offensive numbers to go down next season maybe by a lot. Now he is below .280 for the first time in a long time.


And it hurts the Yankees to have two players like Didi and Castro hitting back to back in the lineup which has been the case much of the season who swing at just about everything. But looking at the lineup it is hard to put together a batting order that is consistently productive with the players currently on the roster. It is like putting together a puzzle where most of the pieces don't fit.     

3 years ago  ::  Sep 06, 2016 - 9:58AM #18
luvdayanks
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Sep 6, 2016 -- 9:30AM, mikedorb wrote:


It seems with Castro it took a while for NL pitchers to get the message that you don't have to throw strikes to get him out and that more often than not he will get himelf out. Remember he hit over .300 his first two seasons in the majors. Now he is around a .260 hitter. And his plate discipline is not getting better.  Stats I think show he is more undisciplined this year than ever. He is lucky he has good bat speed and that pitchers can't throw the ball where they want to all the time. But unless Castro becomes more selective he is a player once he begins to lose his bat speed will quickly lose the ability he has as a major league hitter. But since he is only 26 years old that may not happen for a while. It is a very thin line to try to get him to be more selective yet keep his aggresiveness.


Didi it appears may be going down the same road. His hitting has really declined the second half of the season and his strikeouts have increased a lot as well. It is embarassing for a regular player to have 15 walks at this point of the season. Last year he had 33 I believe. It is hard to find a player who walks less than Castro does but Didi somehow has managed to. Unless Didi finds a way to become at least a little more selective look for his offensive numbers to go down next season maybe by a lot. Now he is below .280 for the first time in a long time.


And it hurts the Yankees to have two players like Didi and Castro hitting back to back in the lineup which has been the case much of the season who swing at just about everything. But looking at the lineup it is hard to put together a batting order that is consistently productive with the players currently on the roster. It is like putting together a puzzle where most of the pieces don't fit.     





That's why I think Girardi, his flaws aside, has done an outstanding job this year. Now add to that, throwing the kids in the lineup and the fiasco known as the starting rotation, this may be his best year ever.

3 years ago  ::  Sep 06, 2016 - 10:11AM #19
mikedorb
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I am not a Girardi fan but he has a very tough balancing job of giving the kids experience and trying to win games. Yesterday he managed to get the kid relievers out of the game just in time because they were on the verge of blowing the game after we had a seemingly comfortable 5-1 lead going into the seventh inning. Still don't know how we are hanging in the race but we are. But looking at it objectively I don't see the Yankees staying in this race for much longer. We don't have the players necessary to go on the run we would have to in order to have a chance at the post season.  These next two games against the Jays have the potential to be ugly considering the state of the Yankees pitching staff. All we can do is hope for the best. 

3 years ago  ::  Sep 06, 2016 - 10:39AM #20
TheManMike
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Putting aside Beltran's tenure with the Yankees, you know your team's offense is in a complete dismal when Castro leads your team in HRs and RBIs...Surprised


On the positive side, good to see him and Didi becoming that battery in the infield. Cool


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