The new Baseball Prospectus annual mentions something pretty scary – Scott Hatteberg’s 2007 home/road splits I love the guy, but this ain’t pretty:
.370 .436 .571 1007 OPS (.393 Batting Average on Balls put In Play)
.244 .351 .366 717 OPS (.244 BABIP)
Yikes. I hope the Reds are able to get something decent for Hatteberg if/when Joey Votto is ready for full-time duty. I have to wonder if that’s possible once these clubs get a look at his road numbers. He did hit well in Pittsburgh (.391 .440 .565 in 25 PAs).