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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not of Week 6
- Updated: May 14, 2012
Welcome to the sixth installment of Who’s hot and Who’s not!
Hanley Ramirez- Hanley continues to struggle since he had that 0-21 slump. In the last week, going 5 for 27 with 1 HR and 3 RBI. He’s now batting a dismal .213 on the year. He had a hot streak that ended 2 weeks ago, but he hasn’t been able to even come as close to that.
-Hanley clearly needs to change something, but the problem is he hasn’t, nor does it seem that he will be willing to. He’s still very cocky, giving little effort, and thinks he’s the king of the world, even though he’s battling to stay above the Mendoza Line (.200) Grow up and become a team player, and then maybe you can act all cocky.
Gaby Sanchez- Hmm… He is batting below .200 still and went 3 for 17 this last week. Gaby is still playing great defense, but his bat doesn’t seem to want to get hot. I know he trying but nothing seems to be working. Ever since the 2011 All Star Game, he just hasn’t been able to play well. Don’t expect him to be here after July 31st
-If Gaby cant get his average up or produce anything, I can see the fish trading him for some bullpen work, or have Lomo move from left to first and get an outfielder. I have to give a friend credit for this, but he had a great idea of moving Stanton from right field to first. He hopefully wont be playing right field more often…
Heath Bell- Yikes! He can’t seem to get anyone out. He was placed back into the closer role, but gave up 2 runs in the top of the 9th on Sunday and had to be bailed out. This year, he has an ERA in double digits (10.03). Trade him to the Yankees.
-He needs to get his act together, fast. He is starting to get boo’d, and the organization might want to make a second look at him.
Carlos Zambrano- Zambrano is Back! He is just having a great years, his ERA is under 2, and in his last 3 starts has given up exactly 1 earned run.
Theres nothing bad to say about him, and he should be an all-star if he keeps it up like this.
-The pressure from Chicago is over, and Zambrano feels comfortable pitching. He is spotting pitches great, fielding comebackers like they are no big deal, and is finally having fun.
Giancarlo Stanton- Whats not to love about him? He hits home runs 450 feet constantly, can hit deep doubles, and hit deep fly balls that are out anywhere but at Marlins Park. This last week he went 10 for 28, boosting his average up to .289.
-Stanton seems to be hitting the ball with solid contact everytime and is back in the swing of things. There isn’t much more to say then WOW.
Jose Reyes-Start singing that soccer Jose song! With that sluggish start, he is 10 for his last 27, and is batting .260 on the season. He seems to be enjoying himself a lot more.
-Jose has found his place in the Marlins lineup and team. He seems to be getting along with everyone, and his moral is contributing to his success. Keep it up!
So long for next week!
Written By: Andrew Miller