Sep 30, 2010, 3:46 PM EST
Between his excellent defense and solid .341 on-base percentage Elvis Andrus has been plenty valuable to the Rangers in his sophomore season, but his lack of power is nearing historic levels.
After smacking six homers and 31 total extra-base hits for a semi-respectable .373 slugging percentage as a rookie Andrus has zero homers, 17 total extra-base hits, and a measly .299 slugging percentage in his second year.
He’s also racked up 656 plate appearances, which is the most by any player with a slugging percentage below .300 since Vince Coleman slugged .280 while coming to the plate 670 times for the Cardinals in 1986. Coleman was amazingly awful offensively that season, hitting .232 with a .301 on-base percentage, zero homers, and a .580 OPS, but he did swipe 107 bases at an 88 percent success rate.
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