Beltran's First Nine Games In Nine Pictures

It seems like every night, Joe Girardi pencils Carlos Beltran into the third spot of the lineup and every night, Yankee fans are left to wonder why. Sure, we're only nine games into the season, but Beltran hasn't showed us much of anything yet and maybe, he'd be better served batting somewhere else. Like Siberia. Kidding! So this on this much-needed off day, I thought it would be fun, or, quite possibly, painful to look at Beltran's first nine games in a series of nine pictures (mostly heat maps) just so we can see just how badly he's performing so far.

His strikeouts (K rate 21.1%):

Courtesy of ESPN Stats and Info

His walks (BB rate 5.3%):

Courtesy of ESPN Stats and Info

His six hits:

Courtesy of ESPN Stats and Info

Two singles (one from each side):

Courtesy of ESPN Stats and Info

Four doubles:

Courtesy of ESPN Stats and Info

Beltran's outs (26.7 K%):

Courtesy of ESPN Stats in Info

Beltran against lefties:

Courtesy of ESPN Stats and Info

Against Righties:

Courtesy of ESPN Stats and Info

What does this all add up to?

  • Beltran has an overall slash line of .171/.211/.286/.496.
  • He has a slash line of .200/.273/.300/.573 against lefties with a K% of 36.4.
  • He has a slash line of .160/.185/.280/.465 against righties with a K% of 14.8.
  • In the four at bats when he's hit a line drive, his slash line is .750/.600/1.250/1.850.
  • In the 14 at bats when he's hit a fly ball, his slash line is .143/.143/.286/.429.
  • He's batting .111/.111/.111/.222 in the nine at bats that resulted in a ground ball.
  • He's had the most "success" so far this season against fastballs batting .278/.316/.444/.760.

And one final picture to illustrate Beltran's first nine games:

Yuck Face