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Baseball Sabermetrics: Home Run Decimal-Cabrera vs Bryant

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Jul 28, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox left fielder Melky Cabrera (53) hits an RBI double during the first inning against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Caylor Arnold-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 28, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox left fielder Melky Cabrera (53) hits an RBI double during the first inning against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Caylor Arnold-USA TODAY Sports /
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Jul 23, 2015; Cleveland, OH, USA; Chicago White Sox left fielder Melky Cabrera (53) rounds the bases after hitting a two-run home run during the seventh inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 23, 2015; Cleveland, OH, USA; Chicago White Sox left fielder Melky Cabrera (53) rounds the bases after hitting a two-run home run during the seventh inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports /

July 2015 (post All-Star break)

Melky Cabrera

7/23: @ Cleveland Indians: W 8-1, HRD: 0.7993

7/23: @ Cleveland Indians: W 8-1, HRD: 0.8627

Cabrera had a Home Run Decimal (HRD) for the month of July of 1.662. His Decimal Power Average (DPA) was 0.831, but it is hard to get a valuable HRD or DPA for this month (or post All-Star break) because Cabrera only hit two home runs. What might have hurt Cabrera in this month is the fact that he had good protection with Abreu, and the fact the game wasn’t very close.

July 2015 (post All-Star break)

Kris Bryant

7/24: vs Philadelphia Phillies: L 5-3, HRD: (0.6899)

7/27: vs Colorado Rockies: W 9-8, HRD: (1.1653)

Thanks in large part to a walk-off home run, Bryant had a higher HRD (1.8552), not to mention a better Decimal Power Average (DPA), which checked in at 0.9276. Outside of a ten inning loss to the Phillies for the Cubs, neither player lost a game  they homered in. However, both of Cabrera’s home runs came in the same game. The biggest detriment to both players is who protected them, as I mentioned Cabrera’s protection above, and Rizzo was behind Bryant both times.

Moving to the month of August, both players heated up a bit. Let’s take a look at both players to see how they fared.

Next: Cabrera vs. Bryant August 2015

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