.372 – Troy Glaus’ batting average this spring is outstanding, although no one expected the former American League home-run leader to have a higher on-base percentage than slugging percentage.
Glaus went 2-for-3 with two doubles in Tuesday’s 9-6 win against the Yankees, only the second and third extra-base hits of the spring for the Braves’ 6-foot-6 first baseman. Before Tuesday, he had 13 singles in 14 hits.
He’s batting .372 with a .491 OBP and .442 slugging percentage in 43 at-bats, with 10 walks and 12 strikeouts. His conversion from long-time third baseman to first base has gone relatively smoothly, with only one error so far this spring.
He still doesn’t have a home run, although it looked like he had one Tuesday. Glaus hit a ball that appeared to carry over the center-field fence and was initially ruled a homer.
But after the Yankees argued that the ball hit the top of the fence and bounced back, the umpires discussed the situation and reversed the call, giving Glaus a double.
Replays weren’t conclusive, but appeared to show that the ball hit something – possibly a lower wall — behind the fence and bounced back onto the field.