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Jordan Schafer's Stats Tell the Real Story. Haters Be Damned!

I know some people look at Jordan Schafer's 2007 stats with a bit of skepticism. Many believe that his mediocre numbers in 2006 before and his apparent drop off in 2008 show an anomaly that may have been chemically enhanced. But lets take a closer look at his 2007-2008 splits where he supposedly dropped off.

2007 = The alleged HGH year
2008 = 50 game suspension and comeback
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2007 - 15 HR in 565 ABs = HR every 37 AB
2008 - 10 HR in 297 AB = HR every 29 AB
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2007 - 63 RBI in 565 AB = RBI for ever 9 AB
2008 - 51 RBI in 297 AB = RBI for every 6 AB
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2007 - 10 triples in 565 AB = triple ever 56.5 AB
2008 - 6 triples in 297 AB = triple every 49.5 AB
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2007 - 56 walks in 621 PA = walk every 11 PA
2008 - 49 walks in 346 PA = walk every 7 PA
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2007 - 126 Ks in 565 AB = K every 4.5 AB
2008 - 88Ks in 297 AB = K every 3.4 AB
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2007 - 49 doubles in 565 AB = double every 11.5 AB
2008 - 18 doubles in 297 AB = double every 16.5 AB
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2007 - .374 OBP
2008 - .378 OBP
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2007 - 23 for 38 in SB (61%)
2008 - 12 for 17 in SB (71%)
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* Improved - HR, RBI, Walks, Triple rate, SB %, and OBP

* Regressed - Average, Doubles rate, and his Ks went up.

* Important to remember: Jordan jumped from A to AA in between 2007-2008. Some statistical decline typically comes with this jump. Jordan seemed to handle it quite well.The belief that Jordan's power dropped way off after his "HGH year" is a complete fallacy. If Jordan can continue this progression and continue to work hard then I think he will make everyone forget about the allegations.

I for one am very excited to see what he can do in Atlanta. I think he can and will be a very special player for the Braves for a long time.

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