Here’s a look at what eight key Phillies did in the post-season and their OPS in the regular season:
Using OPS as the measure, Ruiz and Werth were better offensive players during the post-season than during the regular season. Rollins, Utley, Burrell and Feliz were worse. Victorino and Howard were about the same.
Here’s the group ordered by OPS in the post-season and then OPS in the regular season:
Werth didn’t have a good series against the Dodgers in the NLCS, hitting just 190/227/238 as he went 4-for-21 with a double and seven strikeouts. He was a monster in the NLDS and the World Series, though, going 13-for-34 with six doubles, a triple and a home run.
Howard went 2-for-11 against the Brewers. He hit .300 against the Dodgers, but with just one extra-base hit, a double. 6-for-21 with three home runs in the World Series.
Utley went 5-for-33 in the NLDS and World Series combined (but with two home runs, seven walks and a double), but had a fantastic NLCS. 6-for-17 (.353) with two doubles, a home run and six walks against the Dodgers.
Victorino had a huge series against the Brewers, 5-for-14 with three doubles and a home run, but cooled after that. 9-for-38 (.237) with a triple and a home run against LA and the Rays.
Burrell 9-for-30 (.300) with three home runs against the Brewers and Dodgers before going 1-for-14 (with five walks) in the World Series.
Ruiz was 1-for-14 against the Brewers, but 11-for-27 (.407) with three doubles and a home run after the NLDS.
Rollins terrorized the Brewers (375/412/688 with two doubles and a home run in 16 at-bats), but went 8-for-43 (.186) in the NLCS and World Series.
Feliz had one extra-base hit, a double, in 44 post-season at-bats. He’s now slugging .296 in 54 playoff at-bats for his career. We may have to cut him some slack, what with winning the World Series and all.
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