Comments on: Powerless RBIs http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/392 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: vonhayes http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/392/comment-page-1#comment-1940 Tue, 30 Oct 2007 18:13:30 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/archives/392#comment-1940 Look at Willie's RBI opportunities that year:

Actual Runners on Base: 544 (265-177-102), Avg. Runners on Base: 400 (195-133-71)

If I'm looking at this correctly, at each base, Willie had a 30% (or more) chance of having runners on than the average player with his amount of PA's. Was Jack Clark pitched around all the time with first base open?

In 1985, Tom Herr had 118 opportunities to bat someone in from third, versus 73 for the average player.

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By: Sky http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/392/comment-page-1#comment-1935 Tue, 30 Oct 2007 14:17:13 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/archives/392#comment-1935 Yes, I was being facetious ; )

I was fully expecting Alex Sanchez's name to pop up at some point, but no go. His career high in runs is only 58, which he accomplished in about 580 PAs. For RBIs, he's a Luis Castillo type.

Which brings me back to being in awe of Willie McGee's 100 RBIs.

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By: vonhayes http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/392/comment-page-1#comment-1934 Tue, 30 Oct 2007 13:55:47 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/archives/392#comment-1934 I did something similar recently using Isolated Slugging. I set the time frame to the 1970s onward and it was pretty similar. Thurman Munson was #1, Herr #3 or something.

Here's something that I thought would be interesting, but wasn't: 100 Runs Scored - Worst OBP. Not much of a surprise, lots of free-swinging sluggers and free-swinging leadoff men.

1. Tony Armas .300 (1984)
2. Juan Samuel .303 (1985)
3. Devon White .306 (1987)
4. Neifi Perez .307 (1999)
5. Alfonso Soriano .309 (2005)
6. Bret Boone .310 (1999)
7. Red Rolfe .311 (1940)
8. Andruw Jones .312 (2001)
9. Steve Finley .313 (1997)
10. Frankie Crosetti .315 (1939)

Sky, were you being facetious with your Jeter comment? Ha.

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By: Andy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/392/comment-page-1#comment-1932 Tue, 30 Oct 2007 10:41:33 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/archives/392#comment-1932 I had a similar post to this way back when this blog first starter...players with fewer than 10 HR and more than 100 RBI in a season. Paul Molitor and Tom Herr are the only ones to do it recently.

This post is here.

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By: OscarAzocar http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/392/comment-page-1#comment-1923 Mon, 29 Oct 2007 23:50:39 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/archives/392#comment-1923 Here are a couple of related lists people might be interested in:
Fewest XBH among players with at least 100 RBI: http://www.baseball-reference.com/pi/shareit/vEU3
Includes Thurman Munson (1975) and Gary Carter (1986)

Fewest XBH among players with at least 100 Runs Scored:
http://www.baseball-reference.com/pi/shareit/fBs7
Includes Tom Goodwin (1998) , Luis Castillo (2000) as well as the previously mentioned season by Butler

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By: skyking162 » Blog Archive » SOTD - Powerless RBIs http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/392/comment-page-1#comment-1921 Mon, 29 Oct 2007 21:12:52 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/archives/392#comment-1921 [...] Brett Butler once scored 112 runs in a season while only hitting two homeruns and thirteen doubles. That fun fact plus many more concerning the most RBIs and RUNs without hitting for power at the Stat of the Day Blog. [...]

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