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Name That Ray: Streaks and Slumps Over the Last Month

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Here are the stats of three offensive player over the last month. Each of these players received over 75 plate appearances during that time span. Who are they?

BA

OBP

SLG

OPS

ISO

wOBA

Team wOBA Rank*

Player A

0.338

0.373

0.577

0.951

0.239

0.418

1st

Player B

0.278

0.393

0.489

0.881

0.211

0.406

2nd

Player C

0.271

0.307

0.430

0.737

0.159

0.344

8th

*Ranking over the last month, not overall.

Guesses? Answers are after the jump.

Player A - Sean Rodriguez. If you read the game recap from today, this one should have been pretty easy. S-Rod has been on fire recently, fueled in large part by a .447 Batting Average on Balls In Play (BABIP). That's not going to last and his 2.6% BB% isn't great either, but his power is definitely legit.

Player B - B.J. Upton. Ever since Maddon rested BJ for two straight games - "rebooting" him, as he said - Upton has been looking like the Bossman of old. I don't want to say too much because I feel every time BJ goes on a streak, I overreact and then he slumps again - he's such a tease - but this performance is promising. Over this past month, his BABIP was neither too high or too low (.329), his ISO was similar to what he posted in 2007, and he walked in 15% of his plate appearances (and only struck out 20% of the time). He could go in the tank tomorrow and start a giant slump, but fingers crossed that this performance continues.

Player C - Carl Crawford. A lot of attention has been given to Carlos Pena's slump, but with his current hot streak, Pena is out-pacing Crawford over the last month - .360 wOBA to .344 wOBA. Crawford's BABIP has gone down (.280) and he's walking less (4.3%), depressing his offensive value. I wouldn't expect this slide to continue, but Crawford has finally cooled off after his hot start to the season.