.331 wOBA. 14th in MLB, 9th in the AL.
Chicago features a pretty pedestrian offensive team. Their main skill is the long ball, but they have hit eighty-five of their 154 home runs at home, so even that will be partially neutralized in the upcoming series. The lineup features a lot of similar offensive performers, hitters that have perfected the low average, medium to high slugging skill set. Catcher A.J. Pierzynski is the only regular hitting over .300, and Scott Podsednik is the only other player on the team even close. Jim Thome (.258/.383/.509,) Paul Konerko (.281/.354/.493,) Jermaine Dye (.264/.347/.479,) Carlos Quentin (.234/.326/.456,) and rookie Gordon Beckham (.279/.357/.450) all exemplify the low average decent slugging kind of player. Alex Rios has not done anything since being aquired, though he fits into the mold of the five players above. Alexei Ramirez hits pretty well for a middle infielder; he has thirty-five home runs in a little under 1,000 major league plate appearances.… Click here to read the rest