STAT of the Union: Week 1
The Sample size is small, but we can already see how Auburn compares to the rest of the SEC stat-wise:
The small-ball philosophy has taken full affect for Auburn. The Tigers have yet to record a Home Run, but still have a respectable amount of hits, and doubles. There is patience there at the plate and with the approach. Only 11 Ks and middle of the pack in BBs (12). The only statistical category Auburn is leading in (offensively) all come from the run game. Only Tennessee seems to be just as aggressive and small-ball oriented as Auburn.
Jay Gonzalez is currently tied with Tim Carver of Arkansas with 4 Stolen Bases. Blake Austin leads the SEC in Doubles (4).
Derek Varnadore’s impressive performance on Friday has set him apart from the SEC Currently. He leads in IP (7), Strikeouts (11), Batters K Looking (6). Impressively Daniel Koger is next on that list with 4 Backwards Ks himself.
Fielding-Wise, Garrett Cooper continues to stand out. A perfect fielding percentage, 2nd most chances, 3rd most put-outs.
Overall, it’s a good start stat-wise. Auburn isn’t really in the cellar in an category and there is obvious room for improvement. The hits are there, the chances are there, Auburn just needs to capitalize.