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Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Sell on the news: Casey McGeheePosted by John Burnson at 10:29am
Yesterday, Brewers infielder Casey McGehee had three hits for the second straight game. With 12 hits in his last 21 AB, McGehee in eight days has raised his BA from .265 to .357.
It won't last. McGehee's BA is now 60 points above his highest previous BA at any level. His career-high BA is .297, posted in 2005 at Double-A. McGehee did bat .296/.345/.429 last year in Triple-A, at age 25. But in line with his minor-league history, he struck out twice as often as he walked, whereas thus far with Milwaukee he has 10 BB to 12 K. He has inconsequential speed (1.6 SB per 162 games in the minors).
Heater lists McGehee's "True" batting line as .257/.318/.378, and we rank him as the 18th-best NL second baseman in predicted OPS. Obviously, he'd rank a bit lower at 3B. With only 70 AB to his name, his BA could plummet quickly with a cold streak, so start dangling him.
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