Poll: Better or Worse: Jason Varitek’s Average in 2009

New Poll Question: Better or Worse: Jason Varitek's Average in 2009?
Coming off a career low batting average of .220 in 2008 and one of the lowest averages for a primary catcher in the past ten years, will Jason Varitek be able to right the ship and break the .240 barrier this season? Vote in the poll to the left and give your community projection for Varitek here. Find out how you all responded to our previous poll, "How many bases will Jacoby Ellsbury steal in 2009?" after the jump.
New Poll Question:
Better or Worse: Jason Varitek’s Average in 2009?
Coming off a career low batting average of .220 in 2008 and one of the lowest averages for a primary catcher in the past ten years, will Jason Varitek be able to right the ship and break the .240 barrier this season? Vote in the poll to the left and give your community projection for Varitek here.
Previous Poll Results:
Better or Worse: Jacoby Ellsbury’s 2009 SB?
With the final vote so close, I think it’s safe to assume that most people think that between 50 – 70 is a realistic estimate for where Jacoby will net out this season.

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Tim Daloisio has been blogging about the Red Sox since 5 minutes after he discovered what a blog was in 2003. After managing the blogs Musings from RSN and The Red Sox Times, Tim decided to join the Fire Brand community at the beginning of the 2008 season as a writer and producer and host of the Fireside Chats weekly podcast. When not writing, talking, or thinking about the Red Sox, Tim spends his time in NH with his wife and two daughters.

4 Responses to “Poll: Better or Worse: Jason Varitek’s Average in 2009” Subscribe

  1. Evan February 24, 2009 at 11:43 AM #

    Wow, near dead heat… he stole around 50 last year with a .336 OBP, I have to think he does better this year in OBP… better OBP leads to more steals.

  2. Joe Veno February 24, 2009 at 5:56 PM #

    I have to believe that Tek will be given plenty more rest this season, and put in more "Tek-friendly" situations. So if his BA is lower than .240 it will be surprising (although maybe not that surprising…)

  3. Gerry February 24, 2009 at 8:33 PM #

    Exactly, and if he is performing consistently at the plate, getting that high OBP, he will be given more latitude (opportunities) to steal, which will re-energize and improve his entire game. Can't wait to see him regain that confidence and fire. I remember the incredible, almost palpable energy between him and Pedroia at the end of 2007. This will be fun to watch.

  4. Shane February 25, 2009 at 5:45 AM #

    I remember when I was at Camden Yards last year, it seemed like each time Ellsbury got on base he then proceeded to steal second then third. It was amazing.