Year Age Tm Lg G PA WAR 2006 21 NYY AL 130 524 2.7 2007 22 NYY AL 150 612 1.3 2008 23 NYY AL 129 453 0.2 2009 24 NYY AL 154 540 0.9 2010 25 ATL NL 147 509 -0.5 2011 26 KCR AL 155 706 4.1 2012 27 SFG NL 33 149 1.5
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I like the way this is trending. Melky doesn't walk a lot, and doesn't really look to walk, but he does try to get a good pitch to hit and he tries to hit it hard. He seems to square up a lot of balls and gets hits with grounders as well as line drives. He has stretches of bad luck where those balls don't drop for hits, but his approach seems really consistent and he gets a lot of good swings. Let's hope he keeps that up all season long. And speaking of that, let's hope Barry Zito keeps this thing going on all season as well. It ain't pretty, and it is damn agonizing to watch, but outs are outs and the lefty seems to get them with more frequency these days. Ah, .500, it's a good place to be.