Cubs’ Ryan Theriot’s Hollow Hits

May 23, 2010 by  

Ryan Theriot has compiled 54 hits ranking him second among National League hitters and representing a great start to the season at the plate. This has led to a decent .307 batting average.

What is somewhat concerning is his lack of extra base hits. Of his 54 hits, only five are of the extra base variety. His Isolated Power Index (ISO) has him sitting at .034, worst in the N.L., and second worst in the majors behind (cough) Juan Pierre.

Expecting Theriot to match his career high 7 homers from last season is a bit too much to ask, as that's just not his game.

Arguably, Theriot's best season came in 2008 when he hit only one home run, but also managed a .307 batting average. That season he was far more patient ...

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