Categories Uncategorized Small Sample Spectacular Post author By YF Post date March 2, 2009 5 Comments on Small Sample Spectacular A peek at that Yankee CF competition: Melky Cabrera: 8 ab, 1h, 0 xbh, 0 bb, 1 k Brett Gardner: 10 ab, 5h, 2 hr, 2b,* 1 bb, 1 k, 2 sb *one was a cheapie ← Just Wait Until Your Dad Gets Home → The Adults 5 replies on “Small Sample Spectacular” I wonder how sound of an idea it is for any club to choose roles for players based on spring training performance. Say Gardner has a great spring and Melky has a poor one, should that be what guides their decision? Performance, yes, stats, no. Gardner had a great spring last year too. It didn’t translate to the regular season. SMALL SAMPLE SIZE Brett Gardner = Gary Scott http://www.baseball-reference.com/s/scottga01.shtml No, no, no, not true. Gardner is better than Scott. But during spring training I’m often reminded of Scott, who had one of the all-time great springs, and Harry Caray pleading for him to make the team as the Chubs headed north. He did, and played in a whopping 62 games over two seasons. That first year he was send to Triple-A within six weeks. You guys NEED Melky to be your CF. And if Gardner fades away, you’ll always have Kevin Maas. Comments are closed.