The emrgence of Geovany Soto last year from an average minor leaguer to this year's All-star catcher caused a lot of discussion among skeptical doubters. Many asserted that Soto's accomplishments came as the result of chemically enhanced means. But what about the Card's Ryan Ludwick?
Ludwick currently is tied for 4th in the national league with 28 home runs. Pretty good for a jouneyman player that has bounced from Texas to Cleaveland twice before landing in St. Louis. His six-year career average for at-bats per home runs is 22.75. This year his average is 13.07. Albert Pujols, a pretty good hitter, has a career average of 14.50. Ludwicks OPS is almost 200 points high this year than last year in roughly the same number of at-bats. Has Ludwick suddenly figured it out?
Improvements like this would normally raise a few eyebrows. What do you think?