Throughout the 20 years David Ortiz has been in MLB , he’s managed to propel the Boston Red Sox to 3 World Series Championships, played in 10 All-Star games, and been one of the best players to ever step on the field at Fenway Park.
Even if 2016 is his last season, that doesn’t mean he’s too old to perform on the same level he did in 2004 or 2007. In ’04 Ortiz had a batting average of .301 with 41 home runs. So far in 2016 he’s got a .318 average with 31 home runs. He’s clearly not showing a decline in his performance.
In the case of his batting average, David is doing even better than his career average of .286, with his best ever being in 2007 at a staggering .332.
So in this week’s “Sports Metric of the Week” we look at Ortiz’s batting average and home runs over the past ten years to see just how he’s performing in his final season compared to years past.
The only question for most is can David Ortiz keep on this trajectory for the remainder of the season and ultimately lead the Red Sox to one more World Series before his departure.