Before I get started, a quick analysis of the pitching is in order. The team ERA is 3.43 and the team WHIP is 1.20. Those are good enough for 4th and 1st in the majors respectively. If Javier Vazquez comes around then all five starters will be performing at or above expectations, at least to start the season.
her than where they’ll be at season’s end, but maybe not by that much. Gardner’s minor league numbers have BABIP around there as well. Last season it was .311. The truth is probably somewhere in between, but that means he is in a position to help the team. And his defense rocks.