You Are Here > Baseball-Reference.com > Blog >

SITE NEWS: We are moving all of our site and company news into a single blog for Sports-Reference.com. We'll tag all B-R content, so you can quickly and easily find the content you want.

Also, our existing B-R blog rss feed will be redirected to the new site's feed.

Baseball-Reference.com » Sports Reference

For more from Andy and the gang, check out their new site High Heat Stats.

The A-Rod Tater Spread

Posted by Steve Lombardi on July 29, 2007

We know that Alex Rodriguez has a zillion homers this season.  Well, actually, he has 35 - but, at this stage of the season, that seems like a zillion-something.  However, do you know that A-Rod has hit homers off 34 different pitchers this season, to-date?  Thanks to Baseball-Reference.com's Player Index Batting vs. Pitcher tool, we can see who Alex has taken downtown this year:

                    PA  AB  H  2B 3B **HR** RBI  BB  SO   BA   OBP   SLG   OPS   SH  SF IBB HBP GDP G_miss YR_miss

+-----------------+---+---+---+--+--+------+---+---+---+-----+-----+-----+-----+---+---+---+---+---+------+-------+

 Curt Schilling      9   8   3  1  0    2     4   1   1  .375  .444 1.250 1.694   0   0   0   0   0

 Erik Bedard         6   6   1  0  0    1     2   0   2  .167  .167  .667  .834   0   0   0   0   0

 Joe Blanton         3   2   1  0  0    1     1   1   1  .500  .667 2.000 2.667   0   0   0   0   0

 Boof Bonser         6   5   1  0  0    1     3   1   2  .200  .333  .800 1.133   0   0   1   0   0

 Chris Bootcheck     2   2   1  0  0    1     2   0   0  .500  .500 2.000 2.500   0   0   0   0   0

 Joe Borowski        1   1   1  0  0    1     3   0   0 1.000 1.000 4.000 5.000   0   0   0   0   0

 Ryan Bukvich        2   2   2  0  0    1     5   0   0 1.000 1.000 2.500 3.500   0   0   0   0   0

 Ambiorix Burgos     1   1   1  0  0    1     1   0   0 1.000 1.000 4.000 5.000   0   0   0   0   0

 Shawn Camp          5   5   1  0  0    1     2   0   3  .200  .200  .800 1.000   0   0   0   0   0

 Dewon Day           1   1   1  0  0    1     1   0   0 1.000 1.000 4.000 5.000   0   0   0   0   0

 Casey Fossum        5   4   3  0  0    1     1   1   0  .750  .800 1.500 2.300   0   0   0   0   0

 Tom Glavine         6   5   1  0  0    1     2   1   0  .200  .333  .800 1.133   0   0   0   0   0

 Brad Hennessey      2   2   2  0  0    1     2   0   0 1.000 1.000 2.500 3.500   0   0   0   0   0

 Livan Hernandez     3   3   2  0  0    1     3   0   1  .667  .667 1.667 2.334   0   0   0   0   0

 Orlando Hernandez   3   1   1  0  0    1     3   1   0 1.000  .667 4.000 4.667   0   1   0   0   0

 Masumi Kuwata       1   1   1  0  0    1     2   0   0 1.000 1.000 4.000 5.000   0   0   0   0   0

 Tom Mastny          3   3   1  0  0    1     2   0   2  .333  .333 1.333 1.666   0   0   0   0   0

 Gil Meche           4   4   2  0  0    1     2   0   0  .500  .500 1.250 1.750   0   0   0   0   0

 Jonathan Papelbon   2   2   1  0  0    1     1   0   0  .500  .500 2.000 2.500   0   0   0   0   0

 Sidney Ponson       4   4   1  0  0    1     2   0   0  .250  .250 1.000 1.250   0   0   0   0   0

+-----------------+---+---+---+--+--+------+---+---+---+-----+-----+-----+-----+---+---+---+---+---+------+-------+

                    PA  AB  H  2B 3B **HR** RBI  BB  SO   BA   OBP   SLG   OPS   SH  SF IBB HBP GDP G_miss YR_miss

+-----------------+---+---+---+--+--+------+---+---+---+-----+-----+-----+-----+---+---+---+---+---+------+-------+

 Chris Ray           2   2   1  0  0    1     4   0   0  .500  .500 2.000 2.500   0   0   0   0   0

 Chris Resop         1   1   1  0  0    1     3   0   0 1.000 1.000 4.000 5.000   0   0   0   0   0

 Al Reyes            1   1   1  0  0    1     2   0   0 1.000 1.000 4.000 5.000   0   0   0   0   0

 Juan Salas          1   1   1  0  0    1     2   0   0 1.000 1.000 4.000 5.000   0   0   0   0   0

 Scott Schoeneweis   1   1   1  0  0    1     1   0   0 1.000 1.000 4.000 5.000   0   0   0   0   0

 Josh Sharpless      1   1   1  0  0    1     3   0   0 1.000 1.000 4.000 5.000   0   0   0   0   0

 James Shields       6   5   2  0  0    1     2   1   0  .400  .500 1.000 1.500   0   0   0   0   0

 Josh Towers         4   4   1  0  0    1     2   0   0  .250  .250 1.000 1.250   0   0   0   0   1

 Steve Trachsel      3   3   2  1  0    1     2   0   0  .667  .667 2.000 2.667   0   0   0   0   0

 Tim Wakefield       8   5   2  0  0    1     2   3   2  .400  .625 1.000 1.625   0   0   0   0   0

 Jered Weaver        3   3   1  0  0    1     1   0   1  .333  .333 1.333 1.666   0   0   0   0   0

 Jake Westbrook      2   2   2  0  0    1     3   0   0 1.000 1.000 2.500 3.500   0   0   0   0   0

 Jay Witasick        1   1   1  0  0    1     2   0   0 1.000 1.000 4.000 5.000   0   0   0   0   0

 Mike Wood           6   4   1  0  0    1     2   0   1  .250  .500 1.000 1.500   0   0   0   2   0

Curt Schilling is the only pitcher to allow more than one homerun to A-Rod this season - again, so far.  It will be interesting to see if Rodriguez continues this trend of hitting homers off different pitchers - just one per customer outside of ol' Red Light - for the remainder of the season.

This entry was posted on Sunday, July 29th, 2007 at 9:33 am and is filed under Pitcher vs. Batter. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

3 Responses to “The A-Rod Tater Spread”

  1. Arod is on the verge parking in his 500th. However, this year Camden yards has not been a very friendly confine for him. http://www.baseball-reference.com/pi/bsplit.cgi?n1=rodrial01&year=2007( 2 for 18 1 rbi.) Whoa

  2. sorry charlie,
    I don't think that's a very good stat. I don't know why you chose to only care about runs, rbis, and hits, plenty of other stats matter. And percentage of a total team's stats isn't a very good thing to keep track of. Some runs affect the outcome of a game and some are just to blowout a team, so obviously hitting is more important in some cases than others. Percentage of team's stats simply values hitting well when the rest of your team isn't hitting well, which very often could mean you carried your team when they struggled, but it could also mean you you did well when your team got blown out. If a was losing 20-0 and had no hits and a player hit a solo homerun, he would have all hits, rbis, and runs, giving the highest score humanly possible of three when the other team's players got average scores despite the fact that they probably had better games and their performances resulted in a win.