Having Shane Victorino back off the DL finally is always a plus?
Xander Bogaerts has broken out of his long slump and his average is on the rise at .234, finally showing the left infield production that has been missing?
The $10MM dollar man Stephen Drew has started, started, not really hitting much with a .167 average over 105 plate appearances. Well, at least he is healthy and taking up a roster spot, right?
After digging a little deeper into what could be the cause of the sudden change, we find that the symptom seems to have been the DFA of A.J. Pierzynski.
The phrase was coined a few weeks back by John Dennis sports writer at WEEI and has seem to garnered a bit of a following (note he spelled Pierzynski wrong the first tweet, but it might have been done on the run and auto-correction can be a pain).
Are we ALL keeping track of Dino's new METRIC?- WAP Wins after Perzinski.
— John Dennis (@JohnDennisWEEI) July 20, 2014
So with Wins After Pierzynski (WAP), we now have a way to measure in a statistically supported manner.
Eric is a contributing writer since 2013 and a true Overseas Fan of the Boston Red Sox living in the Netherlands. He's spent years on baseball fields around the world pitching. His weekends are now spent helping the next generations of pitchers to find their passion and love for the sport. More articles by Eric: https://www.redsoxlife.com/search/label/ericschabell