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    Re: Triple Crown Trio

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsLvr View Post
    No one in the NL is even close to the triple crown...
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedsLvr View Post
    No one in the NL is even close to the triple crown...
    No one in the AL has a pitcher batting 3 spots in front of him except maybe 9 times a year (hence why it's broken up into leagues).

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    Quote Originally Posted by scott91575 View Post
    No one in the AL has a pitcher batting 3 spots in front of him except maybe 9 times a year (hence why it's broken up into leagues).
    Ok let me clarify. No one in the NL is close to the NL Triple Crown..

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedsLvr View Post
    Ok let me clarify. No one in the NL is close to the NL Triple Crown..
    Can you clarify a little further please?
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    Quote Originally Posted by texasdave View Post
    Can you clarify a little further please?
    Does the name Omar Infante ring a bell? He is currently batting .341 and will soon reach the minimum at bats for his BA to register for the batting title. So basically, it would make the current to leaders in BA (Votto in Pujols) to raise their BA about another .020 points in the last month of the season if Infante keeps his current pace, and I have no reason to believe that he wont.

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    Re: Triple Crown Trio

    RBI opportunities:

    ROB = Runners on Base
    IBB = Intentional Base on Balls

    Code:
    Name	ROB  IBB
    Pujols	374   32
    Votto	319    4
    Gonzalz	285    5
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedsLvr View Post
    Does the name Omar Infante ring a bell? He is currently batting .341 and will soon reach the minimum at bats for his BA to register for the batting title. So basically, it would make the current to leaders in BA (Votto in Pujols) to raise their BA about another .020 points in the last month of the season if Infante keeps his current pace, and I have no reason to believe that he wont.
    Is this the same Omar Infante that came into the season with over 2300 PA and a lifetime .264 BA? Yes, no reason to think he won't keep hitting .340.
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    Quote Originally Posted by texasdave View Post
    Is this the same Omar Infante that came into the season with over 2300 PA and a lifetime .264 BA? Yes, no reason to think he won't keep hitting .340.
    Look at his batting in THE LAST 3 YEARS. Obviously he's improved in his batting. Even if he doesn't keep pace, it would be unlikely for him to finish under .330, which would still make it hard for anyone else to pass him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedsLvr View Post
    Does the name Omar Infante ring a bell? He is currently batting .341 and will soon reach the minimum at bats for his BA to register for the batting title. So basically, it would make the current to leaders in BA (Votto in Pujols) to raise their BA about another .020 points in the last month of the season if Infante keeps his current pace, and I have no reason to believe that he wont.
    He was also batting .350 just a week ago and now he's down to .341. He didn't even get above .320 until mid July. He had an outstanding July but has since cooled off since he started playing every day.

    He's only .015 points above CarGo. I could easily see him dropping his BA in the last month.
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    Also, he isn't that close to even qualifying. Braves have played 130 games, which means he would need 403 PA to qualify. He's at 360 PA. By the end of the season he will need at least 502 PA. It comes out to 4.44 PA per game for the rest of the season. That doesn't sound like much, but that means he can't really afford to miss any games or he risks not qualifying.

    And he's definitely not going to qualify soon as you said.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedsLvr View Post
    Look at his batting in THE LAST 3 YEARS. Obviously he's improved in his batting. Even if he doesn't keep pace, it would be unlikely for him to finish under .330, which would still make it hard for anyone else to pass him.
    He will barely make the minimum plate appearances if he keeps playing at his current pace. Troy Glaus comes off the DL soon, and will see some time at 3B. Prado moves to 2B on those days. Of course PA's short just turn into outs, but if he comes up 20 short (very possible) that is 20 more outs. That would drop his current BA to .322. Right now he needs to average over 4.4 PA's a game to get to 502. That is right about what he averages for the past month, but he has played in every game (pretty much every inning). If he gets 4 or 5 days off in the next month (very possible), then he is essentially tied in BA. If he goes cold (like his last 22 PA's) for another week you can pretty much guarantee he will start sitting, and that will destroy his chances.
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    I don't think Bobby is going to bench his best player for Troy Glaus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davereds24 View Post
    I don't think Bobby is going to bench his best player for Troy Glaus.
    Not every day, but he is going to get some rest in the final month. Glaus will get some time at 3rd to rest Prado and Infante.

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    Why would Bobby Cox rest his leadoff hitter if he is still getting the job done. It's not like they are out of the playoff race or so far ahead they have the division clinched. Infante will probably play daily as long as the race is close in the eastern division. 4.4 PA's per game is not much. He had 5 PA's last night. It's easy to get 4 PA's at the leadoff spot because unless your team has just had a perfect game thrown at it or if you are the home team and only need to play 8 innings, the leadoff hitter will almost always get 4 PA's. Turn over the lineup once (9 players get on base) which isn't an uncommon occurence, and the leadoff hitter gets 5 PA's. Infante might not get to ecactly or exceed 502 PA's but if not he will likely be very close. A lot closer than 20 less.

    He had 2 hits out of 4 AB's last night. If he hit .300 with the remaining PA's/AB's needed he would still be at .330 by the end of the year. It would be disappointing for sure for a triple crown to be lost in this manner, especially if hittless AB'sare added on to get Infante to the required PA's and he still wins the batting title.

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    Re: Triple Crown Trio

    Quote Originally Posted by sivman17 View Post
    nah

    Disagree greatly. When Votto has 10 seasons in a row of hitting 30+ HR, .300 + BA and 100 + RBI...then you can say Votto is in the same league as Pujols.


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