Check out this list of most games this year getting on base at least once:
Year Games Link to Individual Games +-----------------+----+-----+-------------------------+ Albert Pujols 2009 98 Ind. Games Prince Fielder 2009 94 Ind. Games Adrian Gonzalez 2009 92 Ind. Games Adam Dunn 2009 92 Ind. Games Mark Teixeira 2009 91 Ind. Games Ichiro Suzuki 2009 91 Ind. Games Marco Scutaro 2009 91 Ind. Games Carlos Pena 2009 90 Ind. Games Justin Morneau 2009 90 Ind. Games Nick Markakis 2009 90 Ind. Games Carl Crawford 2009 90 Ind. Games Ryan Zimmerman 2009 89 Ind. Games Michael Young 2009 89 Ind. Games David Wright 2009 89 Ind. Games Chase Utley 2009 89 Ind. Games Mark Reynolds 2009 88 Ind. Games Chone Figgins 2009 88 Ind. Games
There's only one surprising name on here, and that's Marco Scutaro.
Scutaro has been a pretty decent middle infielder for several years now. He doesn't put up huge offensive numbers but his OPS+ has been consistently right around 90. This year, it's way up to 118 and he's already set career highs for walks and SB. In just a few more games, he's very likely to set career highs in runs, 2B, and total bases. Unless he runs into a big slump, he'll finish the year with career highs in BA, OBP, and SLG.
Scutaro hasn't really flown under the radar thanks to a whole bunch of game-winning plate appearances. Can you believe that Scutaro has already been responsible for NINE walk-off wins? That's more than most players get in their entire careers, much less below-average middle infielders. Those walk-off winners include homers off closers B. J. Ryan in 2004 and Mariano Rivera in 2007.
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