After recapping Saturday night’s win in the Bronx, I mentioned in passing that Carl Crawford‘s “resurgence” had been encouraging, if gradual. That prompted commenter BigNachos to point out that when you look a little deeper, Crawford might actually be hitting worse in May than he did in April. An updated version of what he posted in the comment:
There are two takeaways. One, Crawford isn’t really improving at all, and two, he’s way off both his career marks and his All-Star caliber offensive contributions of the last few seasons. I doubt he’s suddenly become bad at baseball, so I suspect we will see the very good Crawford before long. But that doesn’t mean we have to gloss over the fact that he continues to look awful at the plate.