Ok, I went back and crunched the numbers to include OPS (as well as a few other numbers).
Through 51 games:
And the combined stats of the three players:
Here's the offense without the three players:
I thought it might also be interesting to throw in the following:
So all of this once again points to the offense and pitching as being the main problem for the Swallows and not the trio of Jamie D'Antona, Aaron Guiel, and Norichika Aoki.
I did also did want to point something out with regards to D'Antona's numbers. The jump in D'Antona's walk rate is a positive sign and actually falls in line with his career minor league numbers (about 11.1). On the flip side, his strikeout rate is a big alarming. His minor league career strikeout rate is 5.6, meaning he's striking out twice as much now than he used to. A quick look at his AB/HR reveals that back in the States, he was hitting homers at a clip of about one every 25.5 at bats. That's not a huge difference between the 20.5 he posted last year and the 21.1 he has posted so far this year, but it begs the question: has D'Antona modified his swing in order to hit more homers?
I don't think it'd be a stretch if he did, after all, the Swallows did bring him on board to provide the offense with some pop. Unfortunately, that may have done more harm than good for D'Antona.