Monday, April 28, 2014

Sizemometer: Could the Grady Sizemore experiment be nearing its end?

When Grady Sizemore won the Red Sox starting center field job coming out of spring training, rookie Jackie Bradley Jr. was originally sent down to Pawtucket.  However, Shane Victorino's DL stint made room for Bradley Jr. in the majors.  Upon Victorino's return, Daniel Nava became the odd man out after hitting just .149 through 17 games.  But, Nava isn't going to stay in Triple-A forever.

Sizemore's batting average on the season has dipped to .208, and he's just 3 for his last 37.  Even if you ignore the blue line completely (comparing him to Jacoby Ellsbury may have been a little too optimistic on my part), it's clear the red line has begun to plateau.

Sizemore played in seven consecutive games from April 13-20, but has since been kept on the bench for three of the last seven (including back to back days on April 24 and 25).

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