I’ve just been toying with David Pinto’s Day by Day Database. In all of the hype surrounding Andruw Jones, Jeff Francoeur, and Bobby Cox for end of the year awards, someone very important has been overlooked: Chipper Jones. Chipper has had a fantastic season, in which only injuries have held him back. Now, I’m not saying Chipper should be MVP, just that he’s played better than both Andruw and Francoeur this year.
Jeff F.: .306/.343/.565/.908
Then let’s break it out for the past two months.
Jeff F.: .282/.329/.485/.814
It’s not even close. Chipper has carried this team down the stretch.
But here’s another curiosity. Look at how fast Francoeur drops off from August 1 – August 11 (the day The Jeff Francoeur Game started).
Jeff F. (since August 11): .247/.303/.438 /.741
He’s been a very different player since his first 86 ABs when he hit .419/.425/.802/1.228