clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Odubel Herrera whiffs route on hit to center field

Whoops.

Odubel Herrera has done fairly well since being plucked in the Rule 5 draft by the Phillies. A weird batting stance doesn't overshadow his above-average bat in a strong defensive position - center field. Both DRS and UZR liked his defense last year, which combined with his offense led to a 3.9 fWAR season.

However, everyone makes mistakes. Like this one:

Statcast's route efficiency metric would probably show Herrera's route to the ball was as accurate as Gob Bluth's estimated cost of his $3000 $6300 $4000 $7000 $3600 suit.