Anyone know why Teahen has received a free pass this season? Despite the promise he showed last year, Teahen has been little more than a singles hitter this year. In fact, his numbers are very similar to Pena's, whose hitting, or lack thereof, is routinely critized on RR and who is commonly viewed as a stop gap until the Royals can find a legit, long-term shortstop.
G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB OBP SLG AVG
Teahen 101 386 59 110 20 6 5 45 157 42 .358 .407 .285
Pena 100 356 45 102 19 6 1 38 136 7 .303 .382 .287
Teahen is one of my favorite players, and I have been impressed overall with his transition to the outfield. But his hitting this year has me concerned because everyone views the future heart of our line-up as Teahen/Butler/Gordon. Is Teahen just in a slump? Or was his second half last year an aberration?