Quickly, if you will, take a guess at Alex Rodriguez‘s worst month this season. Got that? Great. Now, think of what you think his wRC+ and Iso were in that month. Done? Fantastic. Repeat that process for his best month.
If you want me to do it for you, I will. A-Rod’s worst month this season was June, but it wasn’t all that bad. His wRC+ was 109, which isn’t that bad for a player’s worst month. What’s interesting, though, is that he had a .232 Iso in June, the highest he’s had in a month this season. His best month, by wRC+, was May, when he racked up a 128 mark. Ironically enough, his Iso that month was a “meh-tastic 118. Both months featured above-average production, but Rodriguez went about them in different ways, as evidence by those Iso marks.
In May, Rodriguez didn’t display much patience; his walk rate was just 7.8%, his lowest of the three full months he’s played this year (July isn’t over, obviously, but his BB% is just 4.0 so far this month.).… Click here to read the rest