It appears the Phillies are hot in pursuit of Josh Hamilton, and timing couldn't be more right.
Hamilton last year had a home run percentage (HR/AB) of .0765, by far the highest of his career and the fifth-best among all major league players with at least 250 at-bats last season. (By comparison, Darin Ruf in his brief stint with the Phillies, had a HR Pct. of .0909 — HRs in 33 ABs.)
Just for the record, Hamilton's postseason numbers do leave something to be desired: .227 batting average, .295 on-base percentage, .424 slugging percentage, 6 homers in 34 games, during which his teams were 18-16.
|2012 MLB HR PCT. LEADERS (250+AB)|
|Jose Bautista||Blue Jays||332||27||.0813||.527|
|Edwin Encarnacion||Blue Jays||542||42||.0775||.557|
|Adam Dunn||White Sox||539||41||.0761||.468|
|David Ortiz||Red Sox||324||23||.0710||.611|
|JOSH HAMILTON: YEAR-BY-YEAR|