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In 35 at-bats (through six innings of Friday's game), Geovany Soto has hit three home runs.
In 454 at-bats (through six innings of Friday's game), Jason Kendall has hit three home runs.
That is all.
Which is my way of saying, I feel your pain. But I'm relieved that it's your pain now, and not mine.
Soto has appreciably more baserunners going on him (20%/inn. vs. 13%/inn. for Kendall), probably because he's still considered green by the league, but he's nabbing just under 25% of those who try in small sample sizes. Adjusted to match Kendall's attempt rate, Soto's numbers ought to look more like 3 CS and 10 SB.
What's interesting to me about Soto is that he doesn't have any passed balls. Not one. And that's on a staff that includes Carlos Zambrano, who gives up a number of wild pitches every year (5-7 seems typical).
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