Scooter Gennett is not living upto his nickname

Usually, if you have a nickname of Scooter you would think your baseball game is more along the lines of grit instead of grand with speed the biggest asset not power. Scooter Gennett is having none of that. Scooter was just named the NL Player of the Week after destroying the Dodgers over a four games series even though he sat out the last game.

Some fun Scooter facts.

Scooter was released by the Brewers in March 2017 after 1637 plate appearances with all of thirty-five home runs. His triple state line for the Brewers was .279 / .318 / .420. Those nice numbers got him released at the age of 27.

The Brewer second baseman had a combined OPS of .701 in 2017 and are at .642 in 2018.

Scooter was claimed by the Reds (for nothing but his salary) and put up an OPS of .874 in 2017 and is at .888 so far in 2018.

Scooter hit four home runs in one game for the Reds in 2017 which is what he’s famous four but he’s much more than that. Scooter is now the cleanup hitter for the Reds and one of the best hitting second basemen in baseball since joining the Reds in 2017. Balderdash you might say. Nope, it be true

Player            OPS+  PA From   To   BA  OBP  SLG  OPS        Pos
Jose Altuve        154 849 2017 2018 .337 .399 .516 .915      *4/DH
Daniel Murphy      136 593 2017 2017 .322 .384 .543 .928       *4/H
Jed Lowrie         129 820 2017 2018 .291 .367 .477 .844     *4/DH5
Scooter Gennett    128 653 2017 2018 .303 .348 .529 .877  *4/H579D1
Brian Dozier       123 873 2017 2018 .268 .351 .487 .838       *4/H
Jonathan Schoop    119 772 2017 2018 .287 .331 .492 .822       *4/6
Robinson Cano      115 817 2017 2018 .282 .348 .450 .798      *4/HD
Javier Baez        112 659 2017 2018 .275 .317 .511 .828   *4/65H39
Cesar Hernandez    112 752 2017 2018 .287 .375 .415 .790     *4/H6D
Starlin Castro     105 641 2017 2018 .297 .337 .434 .771      *4/HD
Whit Merrifield    105 804 2017 2018 .285 .329 .447 .776 *4/9738HD5
Joe Panik          103 673 2017 2018 .285 .344 .416 .760       *4/H
Josh Harrison      100 606 2017 2018 .271 .338 .424 .761    /*457H9
Kolten Wong        100 526 2017 2018 .264 .358 .388 .746       *4/H

Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 5/14/2018.

The best part of this is that the Reds completely stole Scooter from the Brewers but the Brewers are in 1st place and the Reds are in last place in the NL Central.

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1 Comment

  1. Very nice.

    Maybe the Dodgers should make Dozier an offer that he can not refuse this off season?

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