Comments on: 100 K’s with fewer than 10 walks http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/2155 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: eorns http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/2155/comment-page-1#comment-8428 Mon, 10 Aug 2009 16:51:21 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=2155#comment-8428 Well, we're not exactly in a golden age of catching, and, he's had as many as 16 homers, which gives a club the excuse to play him for his "pop" despite other glaring weaknesses. I guess that's also why he's been with 5 teams in only 7 full seasons.

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By: JohnnyTwisto http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/2155/comment-page-1#comment-8424 Mon, 10 Aug 2009 16:18:07 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=2155#comment-8424 The odd thing is, when Olivo was trying to establish himself as Seattle's catcher, I remember hearing that he was _not_ considered good defensively at all. It's possible he's improved, or maybe he just benefits by the old saw that he "must" be a good catcher if he stays employed.

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By: eorns http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/2155/comment-page-1#comment-8423 Mon, 10 Aug 2009 16:09:13 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=2155#comment-8423 Wow...and notice that 4 Olivo's 9 walks in his 2006 103K-9BB season were intentional! Improbably, two of his five unintentional walks actually came in the same game. Just for fun I checked out his career splits on three-ball counts and, amazingly, he has walked on only 29% of them (87 of 302). That's got to be an all-time low. Will those stats ever be searchable? Dude must be a damn good catcher to get away with a career .275 OBP, which, BTW, is now one of the bottom 10 career marks for a player with 2500 PA since 1920.

Funny...a lot of those guys hit into more double plays than walks. Not good.

Regarding the pitchers, since 1990 a pitcher has surpassed 100 PA only 6 times. It's only been done once this decade, by Dontrelle, and that was only because he pinch-hit 6 times. The Big Unit was the last to do it solely as a pitcher in 1999 despite two AL-rules interleague starts (7.2 IP/start will do that for you). Greg Maddux accounts for 3 of the 6 times. Darryl Kile has the most since 1986 with 105 PA in 1997.

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By: NoYoureATowel http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/2155/comment-page-1#comment-8422 Mon, 10 Aug 2009 15:55:53 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=2155#comment-8422 I wonder if Olivo will break his record this year:

He has 93 Ks and 8 BBs...

Which does he reach first?

The drama is killing me!

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