I submit as even further evidence that Ryan Ludwick is having an off-the-charts season and should be an All-Star, the Fungoes list of Cardinals’ Worst and Best Cleanup Hitters Since 1956. Ludwick’s current pace is second only behind Mark McGwire’s torrid pace to begin the 2000 season prior to the knee problems that eventually ended his career.
Ludwick is posting a massive GPA+, a stat very similar to OPS+ in terms of evaluating production at the plate.
I say again, this guy deserves to be an All-Star. I can’t believe that just a couple weeks ago we were still clamoring for him to just be in the lineup every day.