Comments on: Worst OPS+ in a 100-RBI season http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/300 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: Stat of the Day » Players with the most 90-99 RBI seasons and worst 100-RBI seasons http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/300/comment-page-1#comment-1345 Thu, 11 Oct 2007 11:23:32 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/archives/300#comment-1345 [...] reader for a little while, you’ll know that I posted this already, along with some analysis, back here. These guys are almost all significantly [...]

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By: Andy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/300/comment-page-1#comment-874 Sat, 22 Sep 2007 11:25:43 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/archives/300#comment-874 I stand by my "over-rated" comment because of what the general population thinks, not what we folks who look at the stats more carefully think.

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By: kingturtle http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/300/comment-page-1#comment-871 Sat, 22 Sep 2007 05:36:49 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/archives/300#comment-871 This list reminds me of an interesting fact I discovered a few years ago - in 1955, Ray Boone led the AL in RBIs (tied with Jensen) and Boone was not in the top ten in TB. Unfortunately, there is no gamelog for that year, because I'd love to see how he got all those RBIs!

Has anyone else led the league in RBIs without being in the top ten in TBs? It seems so implausible, but it definitely happened once.

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By: kingturtle http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/300/comment-page-1#comment-870 Sat, 22 Sep 2007 05:26:58 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/archives/300#comment-870 I disagree with being on this list "makes it virtually certain that the player was overrated for at least that given year." I think being on this list can mean that although Carter didn't hit well in low-stress situations, he really came through with runners on - which is what you want out of a clean up hitter. In fact, a closer look at his 1997 reveals:
*with the bases loaded, he was 6 for 10 with 20 RBIs!
*with 2 outs and RISP, he batted .282 (not great but not awful)

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By: Andy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/300/comment-page-1#comment-854 Fri, 21 Sep 2007 13:20:28 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/archives/300#comment-854 Not only are you male, but you have the same name as me. (The wonders of Myspace...)

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By: vonhayes http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/300/comment-page-1#comment-853 Fri, 21 Sep 2007 13:08:52 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/archives/300#comment-853 Oh, I'm male.

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By: Andy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/300/comment-page-1#comment-818 Thu, 20 Sep 2007 19:23:46 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/archives/300#comment-818 That sure sounds exactly like something Morgan would say.

He's sort of the modern-day Yogi Berra. Only Berra was lovable.

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By: JSE http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/300/comment-page-1#comment-815 Thu, 20 Sep 2007 15:18:21 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/archives/300#comment-815 Re Morgan's quote, I heard a sports-talker on ESPN (sadly, I didn't find out which one) say "The thing about the Yankees is, they're either going to outscore you, or they're going to lose."

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By: OscarAzocar http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/300/comment-page-1#comment-806 Thu, 20 Sep 2007 14:42:20 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/archives/300#comment-806 Von Hayes- you're right, but the cutoff isn't high enough:
http://www.bb-ref.com/pi/shareit/D394

5 of the lowest 12 OPS+ seasons by players with at least 130 RBI (There 196 in history) were Rockies.

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By: Andy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/300/comment-page-1#comment-805 Thu, 20 Sep 2007 14:40:27 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/archives/300#comment-805 Funny, I expected the same thing.

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