→ The sustainable side of Jose Iglesias’ success at the plate

Matt Sullivan writing at Over the Monster:

It is true: Jose Iglesias is probably not going to continue to hit 71 percent better than league average all year. He isn’t going to have every blooper land between fielders forever. He almost certainly won’t out-slug David Wright, Andrew McCutchen and Yadier Molina for the rest of the year. Even though Jose Iglesias will have to stop hitting like Ty Cobb in the not-so-distance future, he is not necessarily doomed to being the same player that he was as a minor leaguer. Behind those ridiculous numbers, there are several signs that point to a real improvement in his hitting abilities.

Igelsias has been one of the best stories for the Red Sox this year and I could not be happier for him.