Sometimes there are numbers that we simply can't explain (but we're sure there are more than a few BoopStats readers that will be happy to explain it to us), and this is one of them.
We've always been a big Shane Victorino fan, but winning baseball just seems to have deserted him this year.
Consider that when the Phillies or Dodgers had him on their roster this season, they are a combined 63-78 (.447). Over the time Victorino was on the other team in 2012, those clubs are a combined 82-61 (.573).
In addition, loyal reader Jamie McVickar points out that the season-long numbers put up by Phillies current centerfielder John Mayberry Jr. are not too far off from the season-long numbers put up by Victorino.
A look at both of those things:
|VICTORINO vs. MAYBERRY, 2012|
|SHANE VICTORINO'S RECORD|
|With Victorino||Without Victorino|
|Through July 29||Phillies||45-57||Dodgers||56-47|
|Since July 30||Dodgers||18-21||Phillies||26-14|