Series Review: Juan Silva

Technically, this isn’t a series review, but a three games in a row review since I couldn’t access a full series to watch where Silva played the entire series or the entire series was covered on Milb.tv. Here are the results from the three games:

Date AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO
7/7/2012 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
7/6/2012 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
7/5/2012 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 1

Observations

Silva understands the strikezone very well. You can probably tell that by looking at his walk rate in his career, but it was still nice to see the stats backed up by visual proof. He seems to try and inside-out the ball often and that is reflected in his spray chart as he does hit the ball to left and center more often than he pulls the ball to right. He showed off his speed at times, beating out an infield hit and getting down the line well on a bunt that he wound up being out on due to an outstanding play by the opposing pitcher.

Unfortunately, here at 1:50am I copied/pasted the table from above and closed the excel sheet, deleting the entire breakdown I had just spent about an hour and a half creating. So there won’t be a pitch by pitch recount for this article, but, I do have some video from the season that I shot of Silva that I haven’t posted before. So you can check that out rather than read the data.

Video

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