When Progression Strikes

Remember pre-trade deadline when we pondered whether a trade was needed given possible progressions by Cliff Floyd and Willy Aybar? Well, don't look now, but I think that's beginning to happen.

Cliff Floyd is now fourth on the team in OPS at .819. In his last 10 games he's got an on-base percentage over .500 (!) and a slugging of .600. He's walked eight times (although four came in one game) hit a homerun and has four doubles. The best part is his BABIP (.281) does not match the expected average of his 23.4% line drives.

In Willy Aybar's last 10 games he's got a .956 OPS, including a .600 slugging as well. Stop me if you've heard this before but his LD% is  19.1 and his BABIP is in the .230's, I think you can figure out where I'm going with that one.

Don't look now, but the Rays are in the midst of their best offensive month of the season, a direct equalizer to July which should be the worst.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join DRaysBay

You must be a member of DRaysBay to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at DRaysBay. You should read them.

Join DRaysBay

You must be a member of DRaysBay to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at DRaysBay. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker