Hawaiian Punchless

Although you never want to see one of your favorite or best players leave in free agency, at least you usually get the advantage of his playing for a contract in his walk year.

That is not the case for the Philadelphia Phillies and centerfielder Shane Victorino this season.

His numbers are down across the board — and this in a year when they could really use his All-Star-caliber talent.

Here’s how Victorino’s numbers through June 30 of his walk year compare with the most recent Phillie outfielder to leave for a big free-agent contract, Jayson Werth in 2010:


Through June 30      
     Victorino
2012
       Werth
2010
Games 80 74
Batting Avg. .254 .292
   H-AB 78-307 75-257
On-Base Pct. .323 .378
   Walks 30 37
   Strikeouts 38 73
Slugging Pct. .388 .549
   Total Bases 119 141
   Doubles 13 25
   Triples 2 1
   Home Runs 8 13
Runs Batted In 36 47
Runs Scored 32 48

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