Stat of the Day: Alex Rodriguez’s postseason production

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Alex Rodriguez is getting a ton of criticism for his poor ALDS performance against the Tigers and the usual talk about how he isn’t “clutch” in the playoffs is once again very loud, so it’s worth noting how his career numbers in the postseason stack up to, say, Derek Jeter’s career numbers in the postseason:

Batting average:
Rodriguez – .277
Jeter – .307

On-base percentage:
Rodriguez – .386
Jeter – .374

Slugging percentage:
Rodriguez – .498
Jeter – .465

OPS:
Rodriguez – .884
Jeter – .839

Runs/RBIs per game:
Rodriguez – 1.22
Jeter – 1.09

To recap: For their playoff careers Jeter leads Rodriguez in batting average by a solid margin, but Rodriguez leads Jeter in on-base percentage, slugging percentage, OPS, and combined runs and RBIs per game.

Just saying.

Yasmany Tomas arrested for reckless driving and criminal speeding

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KTAR News is reporting that Diamondbacks outfielder Yasmany Tomas was arrested on Thursday morning for driving faster than 100 MPH, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety. He was charged with reckless driving and criminal speeding.

The maximum sentence for a criminal speeding charge is up to 30 days in jail and a fine up to $500. It is considered a Class 3 misdemeanor. Tomas may also have his license suspended.

A Diamondbacks spokesperson said, “We are very disappointed to learn of this news. We are still gathering facts, and will refrain from further comment at this time as this is a pending legal matter.”

Tomas, 27, signed a six-year, $68.5 million contract with the Diamondbacks in December 2014 as an amateur free agent out of Cuba. He has mostly disappointed, owning a .769 OPS while playing subpar defense in the outfield as well as at third base, where the club briefly tried him. He battled a groin injury for most of the past season and ultimately underwent core muscle surgery in August.