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westofyou
05-15-2009, 11:03 AM
Here's some things I see around the game, add your own.

Toronto has 4 of the top ten players in the MLB in at bats

Marco Scutoro has 32 walks already this year, a number that Brandon Phillips has only topped once in a season and Jose Guillen only twice. He's averaging 1 walk every 5 PA's if Brandon did that he'd have 121 walks in 610 pa's (last years numbers for him) or about 121 walks, a number topped in Reds team history 2 times Morgan in 1975 and Dunn in 2002

Chris Davis of Texas has 52 K's in 114 at bats and only 8 walks, he does have 10 HR's though, if he had 610 PA's with that rate he'd K 249 times this season with 38 walks.

Coco Crisp has more triples than 8 teams in MLB

Only nine teams in MLB have a run differential of plus 10 or more. Dodgers at +64

Nine teams have negative 15 or more with San Diego at -52

1993 class update - The Rockies are 1-8 in 1 run games, the Marlins 5-2

11 DH's have at least 75 PA's the bottom of the OPS list in that group is:


Ken Griffey Jr - .684 (.351 slg)
Pat Burrell - .652 (.308 slg)
David Ortiz - .618 (.300 slg)

OnBaseMachine
05-15-2009, 11:16 AM
Big Papi went 0-for-7 with three strikeouts yesterday and stranded 12 baserunners. Ouch. I don't think he's toast yet, but man is he off to a slow start.

Cyclone792
05-15-2009, 11:17 AM
Kevin Youkilis has missed some games due to injury, but he's currently sporting a .505 on-base percentage.

BRM
05-15-2009, 11:17 AM
Unless my calculations are off, Carl Crawford is on pace to steal over 100 bags this season. No one has accomplished that since Vince Coleman in 1987. The last AL player to do it was Rickey Henderson in 1983.

nate
05-15-2009, 01:25 PM
From (http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/archives/1574) BR's stat of the day. Christian Guzman leads the league in batting average (.390) and has the most plate appearances (101) with NO WALKS (that would be "0").

bucksfan2
05-15-2009, 01:31 PM
From (http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/archives/1574) BR's stat of the day. Christian Guzman leads the league in batting average (.390) and has the most plate appearances (101) with NO WALKS (that would be "0").

Is that what you call a BA driven OBP?

nate
05-15-2009, 01:38 PM
Is that what you call a BA driven OBP?

I would have to say so.

Chip R
05-15-2009, 01:38 PM
Is that what you call a BA driven OBP?


Unless he's getting drilled a lot.

westofyou
05-15-2009, 01:53 PM
I would have to say so.

Yep he's doing just that.

Of note there have been since 1900 11436 batters who qualified for the batting title, only 64 of them had an average above .300 and less than 20 walks, that's a shade over one half of one percent. Bad odds.


SEASON
MODERN (1900-)
WALKS < 20

AVERAGE YEAR AVG BB
1 Charlie Hickman 1902 .361 15
2 Robinson Cano 2006 .342 18
3 Hal Chase 1916 .339 19
4 Nap Lajoie 1900 .337 10
5 Zack Wheat 1918 .335 16
6 Don Mueller 1953 .333 19
7 Freddy Leach 1926 .329 16
8 Bill Keister 1901 .328 18
9 Lave Cross 1901 .328 19
10 Frank McCormick 1938 .327 18
11 Mickey Rivers 1977 .326 18
12 Manny Sanguillen 1970 .325 17
13 Woody Jensen 1935 .324 15
14 Hal Chase 1906 .323 13
15 Gee Walker 1932 .323 13
16 Garry Templeton 1977 .322 15
17 Joe Dugan 1920 .322 19
18 Garry Templeton 1980 .319 18
19 Manny Sanguillen 1971 .319 19
20 Andres Galarraga 1994 .319 19
21 Bing Miller 1925 .319 19
22 Hi Myers 1922 .317 13
23 Felix Fermin 1994 .317 11
24 Carlos Baerga 1994 .314 10
25 Stuffy McInnis 1914 .314 19
26 Garry Templeton 1979 .314 18
27 Stuffy McInnis 1915 .314 14
28 Les Scarsella 1936 .313 14
29 Charlie Hickman 1900 .313 17
30 Adam Kennedy 2002 .312 19
31 Mickey Rivers 1976 .312 13
32 Walter Holke 1923 .311 16
33 Roberto Clemente 1956 .311 13
34 Bob Bailor 1977 .310 17
35 Ted Kluszewski 1949 .309 19
36 Glenn Wright 1926 .308 19
37 Harry Wolverton 1903 .308 18
38 Al Todd 1937 .307 16
39 Dave Robertson 1916 .307 14
40 Raul Mondesi 1994 .306 16
41 Mike Caruso 1998 .306 14
42 Don Mueller 1955 .306 19
43 Stuffy McInnis 1922 .305 15
44 Irish Meusel 1919 .305 15
45 Kitty Bransfield 1902 .305 17
46 Bama Rowell 1940 .305 18
47 Lance Richbourg 1930 .304 19
48 Joe Birmingham 1911 .304 15
49 Dante Bichette 1994 .304 19
50 Freddy Parent 1903 .304 13
51 Willie Wilson 1981 .303 18
52 Candy LaChance 1901 .303 7
53 Ivan Rodriguez 1995 .303 16
54 Luis Salazar 1981 .303 16
55 Jim Bucher 1935 .302 10
56 Deivi Cruz 2000 .302 13
57 Ramon Martinez 2000 .302 15
58 Randall Simon 2002 .301 13
59 Benito Santiago 1987 .300 16
60 Bill Keister 1902 .300 14
T61 Buck Weaver 1918 .300 11
T61 Shawon Dunston 1997 .300 8
63 Gene DeMontreville 1901 .300 17
64 Ralph Garr 1976 .300 17

IowaRed
05-15-2009, 01:57 PM
the Reds lead the ML's in sacrifices with 26

Arroyo leads the majors with 7, Taveras is 2nd with 6

westofyou
05-21-2009, 01:21 PM
More great facts as the season progresses.



After another eighth-inning bullpen implosion yesterday to squander a lead and lose, 8-6, the Nats are now on pace to give up 1,029 runs this season. That sounds awful. But it's worse. Since 1939, only one team has given up more than that -- the 1996 Tigers, who lost 109 games

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/05/17/AR2009051701965.html

Worst


SEASON
MODERN (1900-)


RUNS YEAR R
1 Phillies 1930 1199
2 Tigers 1996 1103
3 Browns 1936 1064
4 A's 1936 1045
5 Phillies 1929 1036
6 Browns 1939 1035
7 Rockies 1999 1028
8 Browns 1937 1023
9 A's 1939 1022
10 Braves 1911 1021
11 Phillies 1923 1008
12 Rangers 2000 974
13 Royals 2006 971
14 Rangers 2003 969
15 Rangers 2001 968
T16 Rockies 1993 967
T16 Rangers 2008 967
18 Rockies 1996 964
19 Browns 1938 962
20 Indians 1987 957
21 A's 1938 956
T22 Phillies 1928 948
T22 Mets 1962 948
24 A's 1997 946
25 White Sox 1934 945

Vs the league worst


SEASON
MODERN (1900-)


RUNS YEAR DIFF PLAYER LEAGUE
1 Braves 1911 -340 1021 681
2 Phillies 1930 -317 1199 882
3 A's 1915 -291 888 597
4 Phillies 1923 -259 1008 749
T5 Phillies 1928 -248 948 700
T5 Rockies 1993 -248 967 719
7 Tigers 1996 -240 1103 863
8 Rockies 1999 -235 1028 793
9 A's 1954 -232 875 643
10 A's 1939 -231 1022 791
11 Mets 1962 -230 948 718
12 A's 1916 -229 776 547
13 Phillies 1921 -228 919 691
14 Browns 1939 -227 1035 808
15 A's 1955 -222 911 689
16 Phillies 1929 -221 1036 815
17 Rockies 1996 -219 964 745
18 Tigers 1953 -218 923 705
19 Phillies 1926 -217 900 683
20 Browns 1937 -215 1023 808
21 Rangers 2008 -211 967 756
22 Senators 1956 -209 924 715
23 Phillies 1927 -206 903 697
24 Browns 1949 -205 913 708
25 Browns 1936 -200 1064 864

On the above lists the Nats are on pace to be #7 on the top list and #4 on the bottom.

traderumor
05-21-2009, 01:55 PM
Can Jimbo put together a pitching staff or what?

Mario-Rijo
05-21-2009, 11:13 PM
Yep he's doing just that.

Of note there have been since 1900 11436 batters who qualified for the batting title, only 64 of them had an average above .300 and less than 20 walks, that's a shade over one half of one percent. Bad odds.


Question for you WOY or anyone else who knows. What year did BB's become official stats? I was under the assumption that at one time early in the history of the game walks were counted as hits.

*BaseClogger*
05-21-2009, 11:15 PM
Wow. There was a lot of offense in the 1930s...

westofyou
05-23-2009, 09:34 AM
Question for you WOY or anyone else who knows. What year did BB's become official stats? I was under the assumption that at one time early in the history of the game walks were counted as hits.

Walks were counted as hits for exactly one season (1888) prior to and after they were always there but compiled as they are today.

westofyou
05-23-2009, 09:36 AM
Wow. There was a lot of offense in the 1930s...

If you're just coming by this fact then you'll probably want to know that there was even more in the 1890's. And that's why you'll see quotes like this one during the deadball era.


Batters don't follow out their natural instinct to wallop the ball, but stall around the plate in the hope of drawing a base instead of hitting the ball hard.

Bill Lange 3-14-1909

traderumor
05-23-2009, 10:07 AM
Don't look now, but the Rays have hit .500. If the Jays are for real, that could be a classic pennant race, with 4 above average teams going for it.

Tony Cloninger
05-23-2009, 10:12 AM
The Rangers also know a thing or two about getting a pitching staff together.


The Nationals will rival the 1930 Phillies for pitching badness. Adam Dunn is Chuck Klien and Ryan Zimmerman can be Lefty O'Doul.

VR
05-23-2009, 10:41 AM
the Reds lead the ML's in sacrifices with 26

Arroyo leads the majors with 7, Taveras is 2nd with 6

Out of how many attempts?
JHJ has blown 3 that I can think of.

Degenerate39
05-23-2009, 11:31 AM
Can Jimbo put together a pitching staff or what?

I'm surprised none of the those pitchers are outfielders