Re: Minor-League Player of the Day
Originally Posted by Scrap Irony
4 - 5 plus 3 SB much more effective day than Renken's. On Bill James' Game Score chart, Renken garners a 65. Good, not great. Decent. For comparison's sake, there were five pitchers who put up those numbers or better yesterday in the major leagues. (Out of 60.) Hamilton's four hits would have tied for the most in the majors with Justin Upton and Jay Bruce. (Out of 270.) Add the three SBs, and Hamilton's game is clearly better.
You're probably right. I just figured we'll be seeing a lot of Hamilton on this log, and the evening was probably a lot more meaningful for Renken, who was making his debut at a higher level. I think it's relevant to consider that sort of thing. Plus, Renken was the dominant figure in his game. But yeah, on a pure statistical level, Hamilton's game might have been more exceptional.
"Give me the mace and I'll drive the pumpkin down Whitey Ford's throat." -- Ping Bodie, when asked in 1960 whether he could have hit contemporary pitchers.