The Yanks are Comin’ & Zaunbie Nation

Oooooook…. a great series in Chitown against the Sox winning 2 out of 3 and setting the table for a HUGE series this weekend against the Yanks at Rogers Centre. Yours truly will be at all 3 games and I can’t wait. (and 2 of the 3 games are free tickets… gotta love that!) I’m hoping the Doctor will return on Sunday, but they may hold him back for a few more days.

Zaun I’ve been impressed with the play of Gregg Zaun all season and did not realize how highly he is rated among AL catchers….

RK PLAYER TEAM AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB BA OBP SLG OPS
1 Jason Varitek Bos 311 47 95 23 1 16 45 2 0 36 .305 .381 .540 .921
2 Ivan Rodriguez Det 367 57 109 27 4 9 40 6 3 6 .297 .307 .466 .773
3 Joe Mauer Min 310 37 91 17 0 8 37 8 1 38 .294 .369 .426 .794
4 Gregg Zaun Tor 284 44 78 14 1 7 42 1 0 45 .275 .369 .405 .774
5 Jason Kendall Oak 387 47 106 17 1 0 34 6 2 38 .274 .351 .323 .674
6 Victor Martinez Cle 350 46 94 19 0 14 53 0 0 42 .269 .352 .443 .794
7 Jorge Posada NYY 312 41 78 11 0 14 47 1 0 42 .250 .340 .420 .760

Note: Gregg has the least amount of at-bats among the leaders, making this even more impressive numbers.

There are several guys at the Rogers Centre who have formed a "Zaunbie Nation"…. if any of them read this, count me in!

2 Comments

You left one catcher off the list who is more deserving then at least half those players if not all of them! Bengie Molina, who as i see has less abats then all of them yet is the top over-all leading offensive catcher in the AL! 304 bat ave. 13 homers, 52 RBI’s, 489 SLG, not to mention Best Clutch hitter with 2 outs in baseball this year ..or in top 3!

Those were the stats at the time of posting, but you are correct. Bengie is a solid hitter. I respect guys who can hit with 2 outs & men on base… they generally make the difference in the final score.

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