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Worst OBP in 2009

Posted by Andy on October 8, 2009

Here are the worst OBP values for players qualifying for the batting title in 2009:

  Cnt Player             **OBP**  Year Age Tm  Lg  G   PA  AB  R   H  2B 3B HR RBI  BB IBB  SO HBP  SH  SF GDP  SB CS   BA   SLG   OPS  Positions
+----+-----------------+---------+----+---+---+--+---+---+---+---+---+--+--+--+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+--+-----+-----+-----+---------+
    1 Yuniesky Betancou    .274   2009  27 TOT AL 134 508 470  40 115 20  6  6  49  21   0  44   0  11   6  17   3  3  .245  .351  .625 *6        
    2 Bengie Molina        .285   2009  34 SFG NL 132 520 491  52 130 25  1 20  80  13   3  68   5   0  11  14   0  0  .265  .442  .727 *2/D      
    3 Clint Barmes         .294   2009  30 COL NL 154 604 550  69 135 32  3 23  76  31   2 121  10   6   7   6  12 10  .245  .440  .734 *46       
    4 Jimmy Rollins        .296   2009  30 PHI NL 155 725 672 100 168 43  5 21  77  44   1  70   2   2   5   7  31  8  .250  .423  .719 *6        
    5 Alexis Rios          .296   2009  28 TOT AL 149 633 582  63 144 31  2 17  71  37   1 107   6   1   7  21  24  5  .247  .395  .691 *98       
    6 Kazuo Matsui         .302   2009  33 HOU NL 132 533 476  56 119 20  2  9  46  34   2  85   3  16   4   4  19  3  .250  .357  .659 *4        
    7 Kevin Kouzmanoff     .302   2009  27 SDP NL 141 573 529  50 135 31  1 18  88  27   3 106  11   0   6  25   1  0  .255  .420  .722 *5        
    8 Alfonso Soriano      .303   2009  33 CHC NL 117 522 477  64 115 25  1 20  55  40   6 118   3   0   2   7   9  2  .241  .423  .726 *7/45     
    9 Jose Lopez           .303   2009  25 SEA AL 153 653 613  69 167 42  0 25  96  24   5  69   6   3   7  25   3  3  .272  .463  .766 *43       
   10 Garret Anderson      .303   2009  37 ATL NL 135 534 496  52 133 27  0 13  61  27   2  73   2   0   9  11   1  0  .268  .401  .704 *7/D      
   11 Emilio Bonifacio     .303   2009  24 FLA NL 127 509 461  72 116 11  6  1  27  34   0  95   2   8   4   5  21  9  .252  .308  .611 *568/47   

Two of only five guys under .300 are on playoff teams. It's more embarrassing for the Phillies, though, whose leadoff guy (Rollins) is up there. At least Barmes batted primarily 8th for the Rockies (with some 2nd and 7th thrown in.)

Also when did Rios start going by Alexis instead of Alex? That's news to me.

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5 Responses to “Worst OBP in 2009”

  1. Rios hasn't started going by Alexis, he stopped going by Alexis once he was confident enough to tell people he preferred Alex.

  2. I was surprised to see Jimmy Rollins.

  3. I wonder how many players have scored 100 runs with an OBP below .300. Can't be many.

  4. In addition to Rollins this year, Tony Armas in 1984 and Hughie Critz in 1930 have had an OBP of .300 at most and also scored 100+ runs.

    http://bbref.com/pi/shareit/TqPwm

  5. Hughie Critz is a cool find. Picked up by the Giants a month into the season -- presumably for his glove. John McGraw bats him leadoff every day for the rest of the year. The *team* batting line that year was .319/.369/.473 so he ended up scoring most of the time he actually reached base.