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Yankees: When Christmas Rolls Around, Stay Away From The Holliday Hype

LOS ANGELES - AUGUST 18:   Matt Holliday #15 of the St. Louis Cardinals reacts after striking out in the ninth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium August 18, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.   The Dodgers won 7-3.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
Shanan H.Analyst ISeptember 5, 2009

This postseason, there is sure to be a lot of Matt Holliday hype.  My demand to the Yankees:  Stay away.

But does anyone really want another Holliday with so many during December?  (Sports humor...not really funny...)

But serously, he's an NL hitter, and will not do very good here in the Yankee dominated AL.  And I have the stats to prove it:

In Oakland, he was hitting .100 points lower (.286) compaired to his time in St. Louis.  (For those of you who have English degrees, .386)

How about home runs?  In about half the time in St. Louis, he has nearly cought up to his homer total in Oakland.  (He has 10 in St. Louis, compaired to 11 in Oakland.)

Here's the surprising one:  his slugging percentage.  How's this:

A dismal .454, compaired to a huge .715.  That's a huge difference. 

Some may argue that he's now in a better lineup, and that's true.  But he actually has drawn more walks in St. Louis then in Oakland, (again, proving he's a better NL hitter), and is the person hitting behind you going to affext your batting average?  The only think that the other players will affect is your RBI total, and that's the guy ahead of you!

The only time Matt Holliday has done well is in the NL, so unless the Yankees change over to the NL today, don't put Matt Holliday on your Chirstmas list! 

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