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    Middle of May look around baseball

    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:
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    Ken Griffey Jr - .684 (.351 slg)
    Pat Burrell    - .652 (.308 slg)
    David Ortiz    - .618 (.300 slg)
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    Re: Middle of May look around baseball

    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.
    I miss Adam Dunn.

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    Re: Middle of May look around baseball

    Kevin Youkilis has missed some games due to injury, but he's currently sporting a .505 on-base percentage.
    Barry Larkin - HOF, 2012

    Put an end to the Lost Decade.

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    Re: Middle of May look around baseball

    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.

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    Re: Middle of May look around baseball

    From 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").
    "Bring on Rod Stupid!"

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    Re: Middle of May look around baseball

    Quote Originally Posted by nate View Post
    From 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?

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    Re: Middle of May look around baseball

    Quote Originally Posted by bucksfan2 View Post
    Is that what you call a BA driven OBP?
    I would have to say so.
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    Re: Middle of May look around baseball

    Quote Originally Posted by bucksfan2 View Post
    Is that what you call a BA driven OBP?

    Unless he's getting drilled a lot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nate View Post
    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.

    Code:
    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

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    Re: Middle of May look around baseball

    the Reds lead the ML's in sacrifices with 26

    Arroyo leads the majors with 7, Taveras is 2nd with 6
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    Re: Middle of May look around baseball

    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...051701965.html

    Worst

    Code:
    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

    Code:
    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.

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    Re: Middle of May look around baseball

    Can Jimbo put together a pitching staff or what?

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    Re: Middle of May look around baseball

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    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.
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    Wow. There was a lot of offense in the 1930s...
    "On-base percentage is great if you can score runs and do something with that on-base percentage," Baker said. "Clogging up the bases isn't that great to me."

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    Re: Middle of May look around baseball

    Quote Originally Posted by Mario-Rijo View Post
    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.


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