Comments on: On Base 4000+ Times (Including ROE ) http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11686 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: mosc http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11686/comment-page-1#comment-120689 Mon, 13 Jun 2011 20:20:26 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=11686#comment-120689 That could be just my quest for a more perfect triple crown that revolves around:

1) How many times they don't make an out instead of batting average (basically what we're talking about here)
2) How many times they hit with power instead of HR (I like total bases type thing)
3) How many times they drive in runs instead of RBI (I like RE24)

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By: mosc http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11686/comment-page-1#comment-120687 Mon, 13 Jun 2011 20:05:29 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=11686#comment-120687 isn't there a better way to attack this whole "got on base" thing? I mean, you're basically asking "how many times was the guy in the batting box and when the next guy came up, there were the same number of outs". Can't we use play by play data to calculate this more accurately? It seems a stat more about not getting an out than concerned with your performance with the stick (hits+walks+...)

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By: Lawrence Azrin http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11686/comment-page-1#comment-120676 Mon, 13 Jun 2011 19:06:13 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=11686#comment-120676 248/ Yankillaz Says: "Nice to see Staub in there... ...Nevertheless, the fact that he is indeed in such honored group indicates that for his longevity, he is HOF material."

Yankillaz, I'd argue that he is the "exception that proves the role"; even tho he's lumped in with a bunch of HOFers on the list above, he had more of a Harold Baines-type career (his 3rd most-similar comp). He wasn't much of a fielder, but he managed to stick around forever with a number of teams as a "professional hitter-for-hire", and built up impressive career offensive totals.

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By: Yankillaz http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11686/comment-page-1#comment-120597 Mon, 13 Jun 2011 15:58:11 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=11686#comment-120597 Nice to see Staub in there. So he`s the only steroid or gambling-free player that will never get elected to the Hall. Is interesting. Nevertheless, the fact that he is indeed in such honored group indicates that for his longevity, he is HOF material.

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By: Johnny Twisto http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11686/comment-page-1#comment-120139 Sun, 12 Jun 2011 01:34:39 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=11686#comment-120139 Statboy, I'll concede that Jeter does slow up a bit once he sees the out is pretty much a sure thing. But it looks to me like he always busts out of the box hard at first, even if it seems to be a routine grounder. Is he always going 100%? Probably not, but I can't remember ever wishing he had given more effort.

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By: Johnny Twisto http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11686/comment-page-1#comment-120137 Sun, 12 Jun 2011 01:28:42 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=11686#comment-120137 What's Jeter's ROE per ball in play? Is it especially high? And, who is especially high or low?

Jeter has ROE on 2.2% of his balls in play. This season, MLB average is 1.3%. Delgado for his career was 0.9%.

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By: alec http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11686/comment-page-1#comment-120076 Sat, 11 Jun 2011 20:13:09 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=11686#comment-120076 I was impressed to see Frank Thomas on this list. Seeing that his base totals are nearly half of his at-bats..he had over 1,000 less at bats than almost everyone in front of him besides Ted Williams. I wonder what Frank would have done had ne not gotten hurt in 1999. No Steroids either.

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By: statboy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11686/comment-page-1#comment-120033 Sat, 11 Jun 2011 16:32:17 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=11686#comment-120033 "Yes, another characteristic of Jeter's. He *always* goes hard."

As someone that watches most Yankees games... no he doesn't. He does hustle more than most, but like pretty much everyone, when he's going to be out by 10 feet at first base he doesn't run at top speed.

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By: nesnhab http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11686/comment-page-1#comment-119949 Sat, 11 Jun 2011 11:53:31 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=11686#comment-119949 What's Jeter's ROE per ball in play? Is it especially high? And, who is especially high or low?

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By: Steve http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11686/comment-page-1#comment-119789 Sat, 11 Jun 2011 00:32:39 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=11686#comment-119789 41 Appling was a coward!Take one for the team you bum!! LOL

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