.220/.281/.296. This is the collective slash line (AVG/OBP/SLG) for Detroit Tigers shortstops this year. Despite ranking among the top two or three offenses in the league, the Tigers’ contributions from its shortstops ranks dead last in the majors in terms of OPS.
.219/.268/.271. Tigers shortstop Andrew Romine’s contribution to that awful slash line in 77 games and 227 plate appearances. He has 9 RBI for the entire season. NINE. Nelson Cruz collected 7 RBI on Sunday in a single game.
.191/.265/.202. Romine’s slash line with runners on base. Awful. But wait for it…
.182/.182/.227. The slash line for Tigers pitchers in 2014. In case you forgot, the Tigers are an American League team.
.143/.208/.143. Romine’s slash line with runners in scoring position. Yes, to clarify, that is a slugging percentage of ONE-FOUR-THREE. So combine general terribleness with incredible anti-clutchness and you get Andrew Romine. THIS…is how you end up with 9 RBI for an entire season.