Here's your top ten out makers last year and their RC/27 vs the league average at their position.
Juan Pierre made all the outs for the equal of 21 Cubs games... Magic.....Code:NATIONAL LEAGUE SEASON 2006 RUNS CREATED/GAME vs. the league average displayed only--not a sorting criteria OUTS OUTS RC/G 1 Juan Pierre 532 -.33 2 Jimmy Rollins 521 1.22 3 Jeff Francoeur 506 -1.14 4 Alfonso Soriano 493 1.18 5 Rafael Furcal 486 1.54 6 Felipe Lopez 483 0.46 7 Pedro Feliz 482 -2.19 8 Jose Reyes 478 1.87 9 Hanley Ramirez 477 1.54 10 Chase Utley 472 2.86
Dunn's a power hitter. Strikeouts come with the territory, but if he can cut down on them a great deal, it will help his team win games. That's why he went so long without having a sac fly. He has to improve on making contact. The good news is, he's only 27 and has been reported to have come to camp with a new mindset this year.
Given your two choices, though, I'd take the strikeout. Furthermore, I'd have that strikeout squirt through the catcher and go to the backstop. That would score the baserunner and put the batter on first base.
Makes all the routine posts.
20 AB's out of 561.
His BA was .150. he went 3-20, had he gotten 2 more hits his BA would have been .250, 3 more hits it would have been .300.
He K'd 9 times and had 11 RBI.
Can we please let this go now? The sample is so small, it's pointless to talk about it. We are talking about roughly 4% of his AB's.
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Presumably we can look forward to Marty "tell it like it is" Brennamen calling out Scott Hatteberg on those occasions when he fails to sprint from the dugout to his defensive position.
Makes all the routine posts.
Small mkt teams do not have a real good chance at being consistently good. Many of these teams need to catch lightning in a bottle for a few years and then when their young talent gets too expensive, the team has to start over.
So when these "fans" get a chance to see playoff race baseball, they should grab some tix and head out to GABP.
Taking pitches and working the count causes the starter to labor and increases the likelihood that you'll get to what, for most teams, is the weakest part of their roster -- mid-inning middle relief.
Or, go ahead and hack at that first pitch. Maybe you'll make the starter tired just watching how hard you run.
24 Years and Counting...
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