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Active hitting leaders

Posted by Andy on June 28, 2011

Here are active hitting leaders for most plate appearances ...

without a home run:

Player PA HR From To Age G AB R H 2B 3B RBI BB IBB SO HBP SH SF GDP SB CS BA OBP SLG OPS Pos Tm
Reggie Willits 1014 0 2006 2011 25-30 414 844 146 218 35 1 58 129 2 169 4 29 8 9 40 17 .258 .356 .302 .658 7/89D LAA
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without a triple:

Player PA 3B From To Age G AB R H 2B HR RBI BB IBB SO HBP SH SF GDP SB CS BA OBP SLG OPS Pos Tm
Ramon Castro 1594 0 1999 2011 23-35 564 1418 154 336 65 66 216 150 22 372 5 8 13 26 2 0 .237 .310 .422 .732 *2/D FLA-NYM-TOT-CHW
Kelly Shoppach 1356 0 2005 2011 25-31 415 1177 160 270 70 52 171 120 3 453 40 12 7 22 0 0 .229 .320 .421 .741 *2/D BOS-CLE-TBR
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without a double:

Player PA 2B From To Age G AB R H 3B HR RBI BB IBB SO HBP SH SF GDP SB CS BA OBP SLG OPS Pos Tm
Ubaldo Jimenez 297 0 2006 2011 22-27 131 252 12 28 0 0 8 15 0 81 0 30 0 4 0 0 .111 .161 .111 .272 *1 COL
Barry Zito 296 0 2000 2011 22-33 359 248 6 26 0 0 7 11 0 76 0 37 0 1 0 0 .105 .143 .105 .248 *1 OAK-SFG
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(Among non-pitchers who have played in 2011, Mike Moustakas leads with 62 plate appearances.)

Without a single:

Player PA 1B From To Age G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB IBB SO HBP SH SF GDP SB CS BA OBP SLG OPS Pos Tm
Sean Burnett 33 0 2004 2011 21-28 252 28 2 1 1 0 0 0 3 0 9 0 2 0 0 0 0 .036 .129 .071 .200 *1 PIT-TOT-WSN
Jose Contreras 33 0 2003 2011 31-39 275 29 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 18 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .094 .000 .094 *1 NYY-CHW-TOT-PHI
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without a hit of any kind:

Player PA H From To Age G AB R 2B 3B HR RBI BB IBB SO HBP SH SF GDP SB CS BA OBP SLG OPS Pos Tm
Jose Contreras 33 0 2003 2011 31-39 275 29 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 18 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .094 .000 .094 *1 NYY-CHW-TOT-PHI
Armando Galarraga 28 0 2007 2011 25-29 95 23 2 0 0 0 1 3 0 13 0 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .115 .000 .115 /*1 TEX-DET-ARI
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without a walk:

Player PA BB From To Age G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI IBB SO HBP SH SF GDP SB CS BA OBP SLG OPS Pos Tm
Charlie Morton 112 0 2008 2011 24-27 65 100 1 7 2 0 0 2 0 57 0 11 1 1 0 1 .070 .069 .090 .159 /*1 ATL-PIT
Mat Latos 109 0 2009 2011 21-23 56 97 5 9 3 0 2 4 0 50 0 12 0 1 0 0 .093 .093 .186 .278 /*1 SDP
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without getting hit by a pitch:

Player PA HBP From To Age G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB IBB SO SH SF GDP SB CS BA OBP SLG OPS Pos Tm
Anderson Hernandez 703 0 2005 2010 22-27 240 643 69 155 25 5 4 60 55 2 107 3 2 17 10 6 .241 .300 .314 .614 4/67D5 NYM-WSN-TOT
Carlos Zambrano 696 0 2001 2011 20-30 342 647 70 155 26 3 22 68 10 0 229 35 4 12 1 0 .240 .250 .391 .641 *1 CHC
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without a sacrifice hit:

Player PA SH From To Age G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB IBB SO HBP SF GDP SB CS BA OBP SLG OPS Pos Tm
Vladimir Guerrero 8756 0 1996 2011 21-36 2072 7866 1293 2504 458 45 442 1461 729 249 962 100 61 262 179 92 .318 .381 .557 .937 *9D/87 MON-ANA-LAA-TEX-BAL
Pat Burrell 6480 0 2000 2011 23-34 1615 5471 765 1385 298 16 291 972 924 53 1550 31 54 119 7 3 .253 .361 .473 .834 *7D/39 PHI-TBR-TOT-SFG
Aubrey Huff 6426 0 2000 2011 23-34 1556 5792 778 1626 344 24 237 877 529 76 857 47 58 155 35 23 .281 .343 .471 .814 3D59/7 TBD-TOT-BAL-SFG
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without a sacrifice fly:

Player PA SF From To Age G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB IBB SO HBP SH GDP SB CS BA OBP SLG OPS Pos Tm
Ryan Dempster 618 0 1998 2011 21-34 509 526 22 52 9 1 0 16 13 0 203 0 79 3 0 0 .099 .121 .120 .240 *1 FLA-TOT-CIN-CHC
Brad Penny 569 0 2000 2011 22-33 306 522 26 81 16 2 3 34 3 0 170 3 41 4 0 0 .155 .165 .211 .376 *1 FLA-TOT-LAD-STL-DET
Darnell McDonald 568 0 2004 2011 25-32 213 512 59 125 25 4 12 48 41 1 138 3 12 10 12 3 .244 .304 .379 .683 /879D BAL-MIN-CIN-BOS
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without a stolen base:

Player PA SB From To Age G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB IBB SO HBP SH SF GDP CS BA OBP SLG OPS Pos Tm
Chris Snyder 2177 0 2004 2011 23-30 630 1846 204 426 90 1 70 273 272 32 483 21 16 22 45 3 .231 .333 .394 .727 *2/3D7 ARI-TOT-PIT
David Ross 1662 0 2002 2011 25-34 562 1425 171 336 77 5 72 212 183 16 422 16 20 18 34 2 .236 .326 .448 .774 *2 LAD-TOT-CIN-ATL
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without a caught stealing:

Player PA CS From To Age G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB IBB SO HBP SH SF GDP SB BA OBP SLG OPS Pos Tm
Ramon Castro 1594 0 1999 2011 23-35 564 1418 154 336 65 0 66 216 150 22 372 5 8 13 26 2 .237 .310 .422 .732 *2/D FLA-NYM-TOT-CHW
Kelly Shoppach 1356 0 2005 2011 25-31 415 1177 160 270 70 0 52 171 120 3 453 40 12 7 22 0 .229 .320 .421 .741 *2/D BOS-CLE-TBR
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(Shoppach is 3rd in most PAs without a steal, too.)

without a strikeout:

Player PA SO From To Age G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB IBB HBP SH SF GDP SB CS BA OBP SLG OPS Pos Tm
Conor Gillaspie 15 0 2008 2011 20-23 13 12 1 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .400 .250 .650 /5 SFG
Gil Velazquez 11 0 2008 2009 28-29 9 10 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .100 .182 .100 .282 /*645 BOS
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without an RBI:

Player PA RBI From To Age G AB R H 2B 3B HR BB IBB SO HBP SH SF GDP SB CS BA OBP SLG OPS Pos Tm
Ross Ohlendorf 104 0 2007 2011 24-28 88 95 1 7 0 0 0 3 0 42 0 6 0 3 0 0 .074 .102 .074 .176 /*1 NYY-TOT-PIT
Jason Bergmann 104 0 2005 2010 23-28 156 90 4 6 0 0 0 3 0 39 0 11 0 2 0 0 .067 .097 .067 .163 *1 WSN
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without a run scored:

Player PA R From To Age G AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB IBB SO HBP SH SF GDP SB CS BA OBP SLG OPS Pos Tm
Jhoulys Chacin 81 0 2009 2011 21-23 54 71 6 0 0 0 1 1 0 15 0 9 0 0 0 0 .085 .097 .085 .182 /*1 COL
Carlos Silva 71 0 2002 2010 23-31 316 58 5 2 0 0 3 4 0 22 0 9 0 4 0 0 .086 .145 .121 .266 *1 PHI-MIN-SEA-CHC
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and finally, without an official at bat!

Player PA AB From To Age G R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB IBB SO HBP SH SF GDP SB CS BA OBP SLG OPS Pos Tm
Kei Igawa 2 0 2007 2008 27-28 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.000 /*1 NYY
Javy Guerra 1 0 2011 2011 25-25 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 /*1 LAD
Mark Melancon 1 0 2009 2011 24-26 71 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 /*1 NYY-HOU
George Sherrill 1 0 2004 2011 27-34 419 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 *1 SEA-BAL-TOT-LAD-ATL
Jose Veras 1 0 2006 2011 25-30 214 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 *1 NYY-CLE-FLA-PIT
Merkin Valdez 1 0 2004 2009 22-27 67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 /*1 SFG
Donald Veal 1 0 2009 2009 24-24 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 /*1 PIT
Clay Zavada 1 0 2009 2009 25-25 49 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 /*1 ARI
Kevin Melillo 1 0 2007 2007 25-25 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 OAK
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Generated 6/28/2011.

Who ever said Kei Igawa never led the league in anything?

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29 Responses to “Active hitting leaders”

  1. I wouldn't want to hit Big Z with a pitch, would you?

  2. It seems oddly appropriate that Armando Galarraga has 28 PA and no hits.

    Did you skip most PA w/o a TOBwE because the PI has been a little wonky when searching it?

  3. Ramon Castro and Kelly Shoppach are the list for both no 3Bs and no SBAs. Slow guys?

  4. DO YALL WANT A HAM Says:

    What about without ever getting on base? I know Verlander's up to 25 PA in that department.

  5. Kahuna Tuna Says:

    #4: Verlander's 25 leads right now. Blake Hawksworth is second with 18.

  6. John Autin Says:

    I'd just like to note that Ubaldo Jimenez is more than 2/3 of the way to a couple of records:
    -- All-time record for most ABs without an extra-base hit (Jim Deshaies, 373); and
    -- Modern record for most hits without an extra-base hit (Virgil Barnes, 40).

  7. @3
    actually, it appears that Castro has 2 stolen bases.

  8. Thanks Andy and WTG Sean Burnett of my hometown Nats! The only active major leaguer who has had 100% of his hits go for extra bases!

  9. Snark David Chapman Says:

    @7 Yes, but the point of that particular list was most plate appearances without having been caught stealing. Castro's a perfect 2 for 2.

  10. The most surprising thing in this entire article is learning that someone out there was given the name "Merkin".

  11. How is a "sacrifice hit" defined? I assumed there were two types of sacrifice hits: sacrifice bunts and sacrifice flies. This leaderboard implies otherwise. Can someone clarify?

  12. John Autin Says:

    @10, Mark -- And it seems that Merkin Valdez is the only one with that name who made it to the majors.

    And now that you have inspired me to google "merkin" as a word, it makes the name of the U.S. President in Dr. Strangelove... all the more humorous. (That would be Merkin Muffley, of course.)

  13. John Autin Says:

    BSK re: sacrifice hits:
    Until 1954, the category "sacrifice hit" covered both sacrifice bunts and (in the years when they were recognized at all) sacrifice flies. Since '54, sacrifice hit, for all practical purposes, means sacrifice bunt.

  14. @12

    "Gentlemen, there'll be no fighting in the war room!"

  15. @11
    BSK, yes there are two types. Andy has them in separate lists. Perhaps you scrolled past the sacrifice flies list?

  16. @10
    Mark, nice catch. I must have lead a sheltered existence, for I had never heard of a merkin until today.

    I received my education today here .......
    http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/743/what-is-a-merkin

    If JA, with his word power had to google it then I figured it was worth looking up. :-)

    What an odd first name, given its meaning. Could it have a different meaning in Spanish or some other language?

  17. SABRSteve Says:

    Huff, #3 on the no SH list, DID have an important SH during the NLCS last October. GO GIANTS!! :-)

  18. actually, huff's sac hit was in the ws and in november

  19. JA-

    Thanks. Is it possible to get a sac hit without it being a bunt? The ol' hitting-behind-the-runner?

  20. how has Zambrano NOT been hit by a pitch?

    I'd throw at him every time he was winning and my pitcher was tiring. He's so easy to knock off his game that you'd be a fool to just let him get comfortable. Mess with his game and he'll fall to pieces and pitch like crap.

  21. Nash Bruce Says:

    Were it not for the generosity of Jake Westbrook, Jason Tyner would be atop the homerless leader board, by over 450 PA's:)
    I'd hope, that my team would have my back, if I were the guy, leading off the next half-inning, after Zambrano got hit by a pitch. (Or, I'd at least swap out the corked bat, for a much weightier model.)

  22. Zambrano is the same guy who has hit 20 batters in a season.

  23. @3.

    Interesting also that Shoppach is on the no triple list, because .... he is the last guy to record 5 XBHs in a game.

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/CLE/CLE200807300.shtml

  24. Clay Zavada!

  25. @23.

    Shoppach is also 3rd all-time in PAs among players with neither an SB or a CS in their careers. Here are those to do this in careers of over 1000 PAs.

    Johnny Estrada 2244 2001-2008
    Javier Valentin 1663 1997-2008
    Kelly Shoppach 1356 2005-2011
    Paul Derringer 1355 1931-1945
    Bob Friend 1297 1951-1966
    Freddie Fitzsimmons 1262 1925-1943
    Gaylord Perry 1220 1962-1983
    Murry Dickson 1142 1939-1959
    Tommy Bridges 1142 1930-1946
    Chuck Essegian 1140 1958-1963
    Livan Hernandez 1081 1996-2011
    Camilo Pascual 1073 1954-1971
    Tommy John 1030 1963-1989

  26. Mustachioed Repetition Says:

    BSK/19, no, only bunts are credited as sacrifices. Hitting behind the runner gets you nothing but your teammates' handshakes.

  27. rico petrocelli Says:

    Merkin is of course a crotch wig

    Weird name....but no moreso than mookie

  28. @12 @14

    "Mein Fuhrer! I can walk!"

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