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Venezuelan Hits Leaders

Posted by Raphy on June 25, 2009

Mlb.com is reporting that with his first inning single tonight, Omar Visquel passed Luis Aparicio as the alltime hits leader among players born in Venezuela. These were the leaders before tonight's game:

  Cnt Player              **H**  From  To   Ages   G    PA    AB    R   2B  3B  HR  RBI  BB  IBB  SO  HBP  SH  SF GDP  SB   CS   BA   OBP   SLG   OPS  Positions Teams       Birthplace
+----+-----------------+--------+----+----+-----+----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+----+----+---+----+---+---+---+---+----+---+-----+-----+-----+-----+---------+-----------+---------------+
    1 Omar Vizquel        2677   1989 2009 22-42 2707 11153  9811 1370 430  73  77  899  968  25  986  47 241  86 192  389 156  .273  .338  .355  .693 *6/549    SEA-CLE-SFG-TEX Caracas, Venezuela 
    2 Luis Aparicio       2677   1956 1973 22-39 2601 11230 10230 1335 394  92  83  791  736  22  742  27 161  76 184  506 136  .262  .311  .343  .654 *6        BAL-CHW-BOS Maracaibo, Venezuela 
    3 Andres Galarraga    2333   1985 2004 24-43 2257  8916  8096 1195 444  32 399 1425  583 106 2003 178   1  58 179  128  81  .288  .347  .499  .846 *3/D5     MON-STL-COL-ATL-TOT-MON-SFG-ANA Caracas, Venezuela 
    4 Dave Concepcion     2326   1970 1988 22-40 2488  9640  8723  993 389  48 101  950  736  93 1186  21  74  86 266  321 109  .267  .322  .357  .679 *645/381  CIN         Ocumare de la Costa, Venezuela 
    5 Bobby Abreu         2016   1996 2009 22-35 1863  8026  6725 1205 468  55 245 1124 1199 101 1448  29   6  67 124  334 105  .300  .404  .495  .899 *9/78D    HOU-PHI-TOT-NYY-LAA Maracay, Venezuela 
    6 Magglio Ordonez     1891   1997 2009 23-35 1600  6751  6083  961 384  18 270 1117  563  34  742  44   3  58 210   90  48  .311  .370  .513  .883 *9/D8     CHW-DET     Caracas, Venezuela 
    7 Ozzie Guillen       1764   1985 2000 21-36 1993  7133  6686  773 275  69  28  619  239  25  511   7 141  60 114  169 108  .264  .287  .338  .625 *6/5347   CHW-TOT-ATL-TBD Ocumare Del Tuy, Venezuela 
    8 Manny Trillo        1562   1973 1989 22-38 1780  6573  5950  598 239  33  61  571  452  35  742  34  88  49 143   56  57  .263  .316  .345  .661 *45/36    OAK-CHC-PHI-TOT-SFG-CHC-CIN Caripito, Venezuela 
    9 Cesar Tovar         1546   1965 1976 24-35 1488  6177  5569  834 253  55  46  435  413  23  410  88  73  34  58  226 108  .278  .335  .368  .703 87549/D6321 MIN-PHI-TEX-TOT Caracas, Venezuela 
   10 Edgardo Alfonzo     1532   1995 2006 21-32 1506  6108  5385  777 282  18 146  744  596  22  617  41  31  55 110   53  17  .284  .357  .425  .782 *54/6D3   NYM-SFG-TOT Santa Teresa, Venezuela 

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5 Responses to “Venezuelan Hits Leaders”

  1. battlekow Says:

    Only 2678 to go for Alcides Escobar.

  2. ollie1000 Says:

    I think I've been asleep in Vizquel. I had no idea he had that many hits... Who's better? Aparaichio or Vizquel?

  3. ollie1000 Says:

    err sorry for the typos...

  4. JohnnyTwisto Says:

    Good question Ollie. I think they're pretty close. Aparicio of course is a HOFer. I don't think Vizquel belongs, but he'll get some support and he might get in eventually. Both considered very good fielders, though some say they're both a bit overrated in that regard. Neither had a big bat, but were solid hitters for shortstops. I think Aparicio was a bit better player. He stole more bases at a better percentage at a time when SB were a little more valuable. He actually probably deserves a lot of the credit Maury Wills gets for reintroducing the SB as a weapon. Also, in Aparicio's time I believe SS were relatively worse hitters than in Vizquel's time, so while their hitting numbers are similar Aparicio was a bit more valuable compared to an average or replacement-level SS.

  5. David in Toledo Says:

    It's not easy to calculate, I suppose, but I'd like to know the top three players in hits while playing shortstop in the field. Wagner, Appling, Ripken, and Yount are all out of consideration because they played so many games at other positions. I'm guessing it's Aparicio, Vizquel, and Jeter, with Jeter likely to take the lead before the end of 2009. (This is one measure of the offensive value of a shortstop, agreed?)