Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Line of the Day: May 24th, 2011

OF Carlos Quentin of the Chicago White Sox became the fifth major league player in the last 13 days to hit three home runs in a game as the White Sox beat the Texas Rangers 8-6. It was his first three-homer game and the 12th multi-homer game of his career. Quentin drove in five of the team's eight runs and now has 12 home runs this season.

Line: 5 AB, 3 R, 3 H, 5 RBI; 3 HR

My fantasy perspective: Quentin's bat continues to provide fantasy owners with the power numbers he displayed in 2008. He's on pace for a 39 HR/100 RBI season which would set a career-high for home runs and tie his best for RBI. In 2008, his slugging percentage was .571, the same number as it is this season.

Digging deeper into his number on show nothing out of the ordinary for Quentin. His BABIP is a little low at .252 but right in line with his .251 career BABIP. His FB% is high (58.0% 2011 vs 46.2% career) but his HR/FB% is actually below his career average (14.5% 2011 vs 15.4% career).

As long as he stays healthy and on pace, Quentin could be looking at his career-best year. The White Sox lineup will start firing on all cylinders soon enough and you can be sure Quentin will be right in the middle of all that offensive goodness.

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