Comments on: Most go-ahead plate appearances in 2011 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/13352 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: Hartvig http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/13352/comment-page-1#comment-131276 Tue, 26 Jul 2011 16:31:27 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=13352#comment-131276 Nash Bruce @ 9

Good stuff

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By: Kahuna Tuna http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/13352/comment-page-1#comment-131234 Tue, 26 Jul 2011 06:38:38 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=13352#comment-131234 The largest single-season total of GAPA is 49, by Joe Torre in his MVP season of 1971. Jeff Bagwell had 48 in 1997.

Largest single-season team total is 193, by the 1978 Red Sox. Largest single-season team total against is 199, by the 1962 Mets, who were playing that crazy new 162-game schedule.

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By: Kahuna Tuna http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/13352/comment-page-1#comment-131169 Mon, 25 Jul 2011 22:46:56 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=13352#comment-131169 How about Hunter Pence with 16 go-ahead PAs on a team with 33 wins?

Pence has 16 of the Astros' 84 go-ahead plate appearances, or 19%. That's impressive, but not especially so. The Astros actually have more GAPAs than two other teams: the Padres (78) and the Royals (74). In percentage terms, then, Ludwick's 27% of team GAPAs (21/78) leads everyone, and Howard is second at 26%.

Besides being last in GAPAs for, the Royals have also compiled the most GAPAs against, 115. To this point in the season they're at -41 GAPAs. The Rangers have the best positive number with 28.

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By: jiffy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/13352/comment-page-1#comment-131122 Mon, 25 Jul 2011 19:12:48 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=13352#comment-131122 How about Hunter Pence with 16 go-ahead PAs on a team with 33 wins? I'm not sure whether that's impressive or more of an indicator that the 2011 Astros don't deserve to be called a major league team. Leaning toward the latter after they even let my lowly Cubs sweep them (first 3-game win streak all year for the Cubs).

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By: DD http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/13352/comment-page-1#comment-131098 Mon, 25 Jul 2011 16:26:55 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=13352#comment-131098 The Ryan Ludwick sighting on here is more proof the Phillies will trade for him given his relatively high RBI, forgetting that he is not a #5 hitter in a good lineup like the Phils' and his OBP is .305.

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By: Nash Bruce http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/13352/comment-page-1#comment-131049 Mon, 25 Jul 2011 10:13:07 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=13352#comment-131049 and Danny Valencia ain't a-walking through that door, to bat in 3 runs for us, boys......

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By: Nash Bruce http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/13352/comment-page-1#comment-131048 Mon, 25 Jul 2011 10:11:41 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=13352#comment-131048 Unfortunately, MN mistakenly drafted SP No More, Show More's twin brother. And that took away a job for Mo Mentum, who would have been tomorrow's starting pitcher, had he not lost the last roster spot, to Justin More No, who used to be the first baseman, until his body failed him, yet again, and he, himself, had to be replaced by No Mauer, who was only at 1B, because he could catch no mauer..........
What an f***ed year this has been.

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By: Kahuna Tuna http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/13352/comment-page-1#comment-131038 Mon, 25 Jul 2011 09:38:31 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=13352#comment-131038 I think it's interesting that the most powerful offense in MLB today only has two guys on the list and I'm wondering. How many of these came in the first inning?

Of all 2011 go-ahead plate appearances (total: 2758), 762 (27.6%) came in the first inning.

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By: Rasputin http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/13352/comment-page-1#comment-130947 Sun, 24 Jul 2011 21:34:05 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=13352#comment-130947 I've got a question. I think it's interesting that the most powerful offense in MLB today only has two guys on the list and I'm wondering. How many of these came in the first inning?

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By: Johnny Twisto http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/13352/comment-page-1#comment-130906 Sun, 24 Jul 2011 16:06:59 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=13352#comment-130906 [Matsui] needed no time to adjust

Directly contradicted by Matsui himself, as well as anyone who watched him go 4-3 three times a game.

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