After the way he finished last season, I think a lot of fans were expecting big things from Kouzmanoff. Through 312 plate appearances this season, I think he’s left most of us disappointed. He has hit .263/.311/.419 which doesn’t quite match his season line of .275/.329/.457 from last year. It seemed like he got off to a better start this year in April though, so I decided to see where this year’s line compares to last year’s through the same number of plate appearances.
He’s actually doing better, which is a little surprising and even a little encouraging. Through 312 PA in 2007, he was hitting only .230/.288/.401. 23 points of OBP and 18 points of SLG isn’t half bad. Should he finish the year with those increases holding, he’d have an OBP/SLG of .352/.475 at the end. I don’t necessarily expect that, but honestly I don’t know what to expect, so that doesn’t mean much.