Comments on: Seasons With 40+ HR, Less Than 160 Hits & Less Than 100 BB – Since 1961 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15336 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: Cheese http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15336/comment-page-1#comment-158570 Tue, 27 Sep 2011 20:35:24 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15336#comment-158570 @25: Elsbury has Crawford right behind him frequently though

FYI: Ellsbury has hit #1 in the lineup in 142 of his 156 games this year. Crawford has only hit #2 in 10 games this year.

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By: mosc http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15336/comment-page-1#comment-158028 Mon, 26 Sep 2011 21:19:51 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15336#comment-158028 wow, thanks! That to me explains Granderson's importance to the Yankees more than any other list. He scores an incredibly high percentage of their runs considering how much offense the yankees have. Some of that is home runs, but a lot of it is his speed and also the guys behind him in the lineup. Elsbury has Crawford right behind him frequently though, which probably explains why he isn't competing for runs this year.

Doing a little team R / 9 to give you the highly improbably evenly expected run production for every lineup spot, A typical Yankee (not a typical replacement player) would be at 95 runs in 687 PA (granderson only has 680, but it's pretty close). At 134, he's putting up about 44 runs in his lineup spot more than the other 8 average yankee hitters.

Stat guys don't generally care about R's anymore than they care about RBI's for much the same reasons but R's are in many ways another way to highlight speed. I think we forget that too often. Granderson isn't asked to steal much with power hitters behind him so his SB total doesn't reflect his speed.

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By: Raphy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15336/comment-page-1#comment-158004 Mon, 26 Sep 2011 20:39:51 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15336#comment-158004 Mosc: here are the players with R/TOB > .542 sorted by runs scored:
http://bbref.com/pi/shareit/7JNfy

Granderson is one of a handful to have that rate with 100 runs scored.

BTW it should be noted that Granderson has 12 HBP, so combined with his 85 walks he has a pretty high total of free passed.

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By: mosc http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15336/comment-page-1#comment-157957 Mon, 26 Sep 2011 18:58:43 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15336#comment-157957 The column that sticks out to me is the R column. Granderson didn't reach base many times to accumulate 134 runs. I'm curious about H + BB / R basically.

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By: Tmckelv http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15336/comment-page-1#comment-157954 Mon, 26 Sep 2011 18:50:28 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15336#comment-157954 In math and programming "<" means "less than". In many programming languages the "<" syntax can be replaced directly with "LT" or "LESS THAN".

The Play Index is a program. This is a direct text description of the query. I would go with "less than".

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By: Jeff http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15336/comment-page-1#comment-157933 Mon, 26 Sep 2011 18:19:01 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15336#comment-157933 @16

I wonder how a player who's hit 20 HR's in 4 years and 1,400+ AB's turns around and hits 31 in 646 Ab's.

Career year at 27(magic age, we know)...

Ellsbury is an odd power hitter this year unlike Batista who never got a full seasons worth of AB's til he was 30.

It's just strange to me how a typical speed guy/leadoff hitter suddenly becomes this power hitter after missing an entire season no less.

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By: Rich http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15336/comment-page-1#comment-157845 Mon, 26 Sep 2011 15:22:48 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15336#comment-157845 @ 19
He also only played 129 in '72. He was getting old, that's all.

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By: gdc http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15336/comment-page-1#comment-157836 Mon, 26 Sep 2011 15:01:46 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15336#comment-157836 Wow, Old Henry played only 120 games in '73 for his 40. It's almost like they didn't want him to break Ruth's record until the next year. Having played some 1B the previous few years, he only played RF and LF in '73 and presumably rested some to stay sharp. But the Braves 1B in 73 was Mike Lum, who previously was an OF and over 10 years younger. So if playing the OF was that much more physically taxing, one suspects that in another dozen starts he could have gotten his usual 44 HR at age 39 and spent the winter as the HR king.

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By: Johnny Twisto http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15336/comment-page-1#comment-157643 Mon, 26 Sep 2011 03:46:55 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15336#comment-157643 Stan Musial and Nate Colbert both hit 5 homers in doubleheaders.

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By: BSK http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15336/comment-page-1#comment-157642 Mon, 26 Sep 2011 03:37:03 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15336#comment-157642 And I mean games that are started and played on the same game. I don't mean games that run past mid-night and then the following day's game.

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