"Finish this!" - The 2018 Rizzo Thread

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"Finish this!" - The 2018 Rizzo Thread

Postby RynoRules » Sat May 12, 2018 12:31 pm

Rizz - arguably the most under appreciated, upper echelon player in the game over the last 4 to 5 years - is off to quite the slow start. Thought it would be interesting to track him in one thread as the season goes on.

Rizz is effectively one month into his season, having played 26 games and made 122 PA's. As of this morning he's sporting an ugly .213 / .295 / .370 slash line. He's also "off" relative to his career averages in a number of advanced stats:

- LD% is down 3 points to 17%
- Pull percentage is up 6%
- Opposite field percentage is down 5%
- Walk % is down nearly 7 points to 4.9%
- BABIP is down 75 points at .209

Good news is that his hard contact % is virtually the same as past years, his medium contact % is up a good bit, and his soft contact % is down significantly.

I haven't noticed anything different in his swing, but perhaps others have - note it below if you see something. Will update this periodically.
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Re: "Finish this!" - The Rizzo Thread

Postby Bull » Sat May 12, 2018 2:43 pm

This **might** have been relevant two weeks ago. But since then he’s gone on a tear.

OPS in Mar/Apr. .448
OPS in May 1.143

BABIP has gone from .172 to .286.


No need to update. Update is in: he’s fine. He’s always been fine. He will always be fine.

Also, we already have a rizzo thread.
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Postby RynoRules » Sat May 12, 2018 3:39 pm

Your post kind of reminds me of the guys at work who have been there 40 years and reject anything new or different because, 'We've never done it that way before!"
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Postby weis21 » Sat May 12, 2018 3:44 pm

RynoRules wrote:Your post kind of reminds me of the guys at work who have been there 40 years and reject anything new or different because, 'We've never done it that way before!"

Bull wrote:Also, we already have a rizzo thread.
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Re: "Finish this!" - The Rizzo Thread

Postby Bull » Sat May 12, 2018 5:09 pm

RynoRules wrote:Your post kind of reminds me of the guys at work who have been there 40 years and reject anything new or different because, 'We've never done it that way before!"

More like, “great suggestion, but we fixed that problem two months ago. Pay attention in meetings. Also, we're gonna need to go ahead and move you downstairs into storage B. We have some new people coming in, and we need all the space we can get. So if you could go ahead and pack up your stuff and move it down there, that would be terrific, mmmKay?”
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Postby David » Sat May 12, 2018 5:37 pm

RynoRules wrote:Your post kind of reminds me of the guys at work who have been there 40 years and reject anything new or different because, 'We've never done it that way before!"


it's just kind of odd timing given he's been blazing hot for several games now
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Re: "Finish this!" - The 2018 Rizzo Thread

Postby David » Tue May 29, 2018 7:04 pm

it's still weird to me how people (not on here...just fans in general) are still talking like rizzo is having a terrible year

yes, obviously april counts and makes his overall numbers look really bad, but he's been an absolute monster in may

14.2% BB rate, 8.5% K rate, .295/.396/.557... .402 wOBA and 155 wRC+

he's also doing this with a not that great BABIP of .267

he was awful and maybe even playing hurt in april, but i don't think there's anything to worry about here at this point.

also, i realize most of you know this but i just had to vent a little after hearing some hot takes at lunch
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Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Tue May 29, 2018 7:42 pm

I will admit that as recently as a week ago Rizzo's full season line was making me a little uneasy since optically I wasn't getting the sense he had a monster May. Very glad to see that wasn't reality.
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Postby TBS Playoffs Insider » Tue May 29, 2018 7:48 pm

if rizzo's season goes south, you can blame me, because i traded goldschmidt for him and some draft picks in a fantasy league at the first sight of rizzo's turnaround
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Tue May 29, 2018 8:11 pm

David wrote:it's still weird to me how people (not on here...just fans in general) are still talking like rizzo is having a terrible year

yes, obviously april counts and makes his overall numbers look really bad, but he's been an absolute monster in may

14.2% BB rate, 8.5% K rate, .295/.396/.557... .402 wOBA and 155 wRC+

he's also doing this with a not that great BABIP of .267

he was awful and maybe even playing hurt in april, but i don't think there's anything to worry about here at this point.

also, i realize most of you know this but i just had to vent a little after hearing some hot takes at lunch


Well, look who's back and just bust his restraining bolt all over the place.
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Re: "Finish this!" - The 2018 Rizzo Thread

Postby Duke Silver » Tue May 29, 2018 8:17 pm

Still needs more dong. I think he is somehow back to normal, though.
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Re: "Finish this!" - The 2018 Rizzo Thread

Postby David » Tue May 29, 2018 8:19 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:
David wrote:it's still weird to me how people (not on here...just fans in general) are still talking like rizzo is having a terrible year

yes, obviously april counts and makes his overall numbers look really bad, but he's been an absolute monster in may

14.2% BB rate, 8.5% K rate, .295/.396/.557... .402 wOBA and 155 wRC+

he's also doing this with a not that great BABIP of .267

he was awful and maybe even playing hurt in april, but i don't think there's anything to worry about here at this point.

also, i realize most of you know this but i just had to vent a little after hearing some hot takes at lunch


Well, look who's back and just bust his restraining bolt all over the place.


i've been busy being drunk
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Tue May 29, 2018 8:19 pm

Duke Silver wrote:Still needs more dong. I think he is somehow back to normal, though.


Dude, he's hit 6 dongs (or, as us smarty types call them, HR) this month.
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Re: "Finish this!" - The 2018 Rizzo Thread

Postby treebird » Tue May 29, 2018 8:27 pm

David wrote:
Sammy Sofa wrote:
David wrote:it's still weird to me how people (not on here...just fans in general) are still talking like rizzo is having a terrible year

yes, obviously april counts and makes his overall numbers look really bad, but he's been an absolute monster in may

14.2% BB rate, 8.5% K rate, .295/.396/.557... .402 wOBA and 155 wRC+

he's also doing this with a not that great BABIP of .267

he was awful and maybe even playing hurt in april, but i don't think there's anything to worry about here at this point.

also, i realize most of you know this but i just had to vent a little after hearing some hot takes at lunch


Well, look who's back and just bust his restraining bolt all over the place.


i've been busy being drunk


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Re: "Finish this!" - The 2018 Rizzo Thread

Postby Duke Silver » Tue May 29, 2018 8:28 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:
Duke Silver wrote:Still needs more dong. I think he is somehow back to normal, though.


Dude, he's hit 6 dongs (or, as us smarty types call them, HR) this month.


I guess I take it back. Looks like he had a dong binge early in the month but hadn't hit one for awhile before yesterday. I figured his slugging was largely doubles-dependent, but it appears not.

Still, one can never have enough dongs.
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Re: "Finish this!" - The 2018 Rizzo Thread

Postby David » Tue May 29, 2018 8:31 pm

tin man isn't really a robot, just saying
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Postby treebird » Tue May 29, 2018 8:41 pm

David wrote:tin man isn't really a robot, just saying


that actually occurred to me while i was pulling this up. I haven’t decided where i stand, but i feel like this could be a debate on the level of whether a hot dog is a sandwich.
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Tue May 29, 2018 9:09 pm

He's a cyborg.
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Postby TBS Playoffs Insider » Tue May 29, 2018 9:30 pm

the tin man is a rapist
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Postby Slugger_16 » Tue May 29, 2018 9:32 pm

Duke Silver wrote:Still needs more dong. I think he is somehow back to normal, though.


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Re: "Finish this!" - The 2018 Rizzo Thread

Postby David » Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:23 pm

Suddenly, even Rizzo's overall stat line doesn't look horrific

.251/.356/.435

.342 wOBA 115 wRC+
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Re: "Finish this!" - The 2018 Rizzo Thread

Postby Andy » Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:42 pm

David wrote:Suddenly, even Rizzo's overall stat line doesn't look horrific

.251/.356/.435

.342 wOBA 115 wRC+

Noticed that last night. Another month and he'll probably be close to normal.
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Re: "Finish this!" - The 2018 Rizzo Thread

Postby soccer10k » Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:17 pm

Over .800 OPS after today.

He’s got a 1.004 OPS since May 1.
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