Comments on: News & notes, Friday edition http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/327 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: spartanbill http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/327/comment-page-1#comment-1121 Mon, 01 Oct 2007 07:54:48 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/archives/327#comment-1121 If Ariz makes it as far as the WS, Micah Owings actually looks like the best DH candidate the D-backs have.

With Hudson hurt, their only players with OPS* over 100 are Reynolds 111, Jackson 109, Clark 104, and Byrne 103.

It seems that melvis only other option would be Conor Jackson, with Clark at 1B. This is especially true ahainst RHP's, which for the AL means everyone starter but Sabathia, Petitte and maybe Joe Saunders.

It will be interesting to see if Melvin has the cajones to try it.

And for those who think 64 PA's is too small a sample, his Minor league numbers are .371/.375/.516 in about 66 PA.

Back in 1920 the Yankees acquired some lefty from the red Sox, and moved him to right field to take advantage of his bat. I wonder what ever happened to that guy.

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By: Andy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/327/comment-page-1#comment-1108 Sun, 30 Sep 2007 14:29:16 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/archives/327#comment-1108 I give Arizona a ton of credit for pinch-hitting Owings. I'd like to see them continue to do that.

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By: zimcity http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/327/comment-page-1#comment-1100 Sun, 30 Sep 2007 03:37:17 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/archives/327#comment-1100 Owins struck out as a pinch hitter tonight dropping his OPS to 1.032, still tied with the Big Train for 4th.

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By: spartanbill http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/327/comment-page-1#comment-1098 Sat, 29 Sep 2007 22:21:56 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/archives/327#comment-1098 Ryan Howard may have the record for now, but I look for Jack Cust to make a strong run at it in 2008. Through Saturday's game he has 163 K in 390 AB (41.8%)

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