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2010 hit streaks

Posted by Andy on April 19, 2010

Here are the longest hitting streaks so far in 2010:

Rk Strk Start End Games AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SO BB SB CS BA OBP SLG OPS Tm
1 Jorge Cantu 2010-04-05 2010-04-18 13 52 9 15 6 0 3 16 11 5 0 0 .288 .345 .577 .922 FLA
2 Ryan Sweeney 2010-04-05 2010-04-18 13 50 5 16 4 0 0 9 6 6 0 1 .320 .379 .400 .779 OAK
3 Jason Kendall 2010-04-05 2010-04-18 12 46 2 16 3 0 0 1 5 3 1 0 .348 .388 .413 .801 KCR
4 Derek Jeter 2010-04-04 2010-04-17 11 50 9 19 2 0 3 9 5 1 2 0 .380 .404 .600 1.004 NYY
5 Robinson Cano 2010-04-04 2010-04-16 10 41 10 16 4 0 4 9 4 1 0 1 .390 .395 .780 1.176 NYY
6 Jeff Francoeur 2010-04-05 2010-04-16 10 35 9 16 3 1 3 7 3 7 0 0 .457 .535 .857 1.392 NYM
7 Martin Prado 2010-04-05 2010-04-16 10 41 9 19 5 0 1 2 7 5 0 1 .463 .532 .659 1.190 ATL
8 Rickie Weeks 2010-04-05 2010-04-16 10 37 8 12 2 0 2 7 9 8 1 1 .324 .479 .541 1.020 MIL
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 4/19/2010.

Every single one of these streaks started at the beginning of the year, and the top 4 are all active. (Jeter didn't play yesterday.)

Cantu's streak dates back to last year and is now at 17 games. Looking at streaks from anytime in 2009-2010, he still has a long way to go to catch Ryan Zimmerman's streak of 30 from last season:

Rk Strk Start End Games
1 Ryan Zimmerman 2009-04-08 2009-05-12 30
2 Ichiro Suzuki 2009-05-06 2009-06-03 27
3 Victor Martinez 2009-08-28 2009-09-26 25
4 Scott Rolen 2009-06-08 2009-07-08 25
5 Orlando Cabrera 2009-07-20 2009-08-13 22
6 Jacoby Ellsbury 2009-05-02 2009-05-27 22
7 Miguel Tejada 2009-09-11 2009-10-04 21
8 Derrek Lee 2009-05-30 2009-06-24 21
9 Kendry Morales 2009-06-24 2009-07-22 20
10 Magglio Ordonez 2009-09-19 2010-04-11 19
11 Jason Bartlett 2009-05-15 2009-06-25 19
12 Mike Young 2009-08-13 2009-08-31 18
13 Justin Upton 2009-04-24 2009-05-11 18
14 Robinson Cano 2009-04-12 2009-05-01 18
15 Jorge Cantu 2009-09-29 2010-04-18 17
16 David DeJesus 2009-08-30 2009-09-18 17
17 Cristian Guzman 2009-07-23 2009-08-12 17
18 Miguel Cabrera 2009-06-29 2009-07-22 17
19 Aaron Rowand 2009-05-20 2009-06-07 17
20 Miguel Tejada 2009-05-16 2009-06-03 17
21 Orlando Hudson 2009-05-09 2009-05-27 17
22 Nick Markakis 2009-04-13 2009-05-01 17
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 4/19/2010.

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4 Responses to “2010 hit streaks”

  1. I was wondering if you could do a piece on team hitting streaks.
    For the 1st time in 13 years, the Pirates have gone at least 6 games without getting 10 hits in any game-- and have a winning record in those games. They are 4-2 in the current span without a 10 hit game
    (The last time was April 17-25 in 1997 with an 8 game streak and a 5-3 record)

  2. Below are the longest such streaks for teams dating back to 2009. Few teams have a very good record in such streaks. It's one thing to go 4-2 in 6 such games but over longer streaks it's tough to maintain a good overall performance.

    Rk Strk Start End Games W L AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SO BB SB CS BA OBP SLG OPS Opp
    1 WSN 2009-09-15 2009-10-01 16 6 10 512 50 105 13 4 14 47 120 50 6 2 .205 .273 .328 .601 PHI,NYM,LAD,ATL
    2 CIN 2009-07-25 2009-08-10 16 4 12 511 54 97 14 1 19 49 119 38 8 2 .190 .252 .333 .584 CHC,SDP,COL,SFG,STL
    3 WSN 2009-06-04 2009-06-18 14 4 10 454 36 97 20 3 8 34 95 53 2 2 .214 .299 .324 .623 SFG,NYM,CIN,TBR,NYY
    4 STL 2009-06-22 2009-07-04 13 5 8 414 36 89 18 2 9 34 82 43 3 2 .215 .293 .333 .627 NYM,MIN,SFG,CIN
    5 PIT 2009-09-07 2009-09-20 12 2 10 395 29 82 14 2 6 29 100 36 5 2 .208 .272 .299 .571 CHC,HOU,LAD,SDP
    6 COL 2009-09-07 2009-09-19 12 7 5 378 47 82 12 2 11 45 105 51 9 2 .217 .313 .347 .659 CIN,SDP,SFG,ARI
    7 CHW 2009-05-12 2009-05-24 12 5 7 377 38 81 12 1 14 37 73 34 7 5 .215 .283 .363 .647 CLE,TOR,MIN,PIT
    8 TBR 2009-09-03 2009-09-13 11 0 11 328 23 60 12 1 6 21 86 39 6 5 .183 .272 .280 .553 BOS,DET,NYY
    9 OAK 2009-06-07 2009-06-18 11 4 7 339 33 66 14 2 8 31 74 27 6 4 .195 .270 .319 .589 BAL,MIN,SFG,LAD
    10 CIN 2009-04-06 2009-04-19 11 6 5 338 42 71 15 2 8 41 84 50 5 2 .210 .317 .337 .655 NYM,PIT,MIL,HOU
    11 TOR 2009-10-02 2010-04-12 10 5 5 352 50 81 26 1 19 49 79 44 3 1 .230 .320 .472 .792 BAL,TEX,CHW
    12 CHC 2009-09-27 2010-04-08 10 3 7 307 28 61 17 2 5 27 63 35 1 3 .199 .286 .316 .602 SFG,PIT,ARI,ATL
    13 KCR 2009-08-24 2009-09-02 10 4 6 331 45 82 11 3 12 44 64 23 4 3 .248 .295 .408 .703 CLE,SEA,OAK
    14 CIN 2009-08-12 2009-08-22 10 2 8 343 30 78 13 0 9 30 61 23 4 2 .227 .278 .344 .622 STL,WSN,SFG,PIT
    15 KCR 2009-05-20 2009-05-30 10 2 8 326 26 70 13 4 4 25 71 24 3 1 .215 .273 .316 .589 CLE,STL,DET,CHW
    16 STL 2009-05-16 2009-05-25 10 5 5 309 26 61 12 1 7 26 52 32 7 0 .197 .274 .311 .585 MIL,CHC,KCR
    17 SDP 2009-09-25 2010-04-05 9 4 5 284 31 59 7 2 7 28 77 36 7 4 .208 .308 .320 .628 ARI,LAD,SFG
    18 HOU 2009-09-18 2009-09-27 9 2 7 284 23 61 15 0 9 22 68 20 2 2 .215 .266 .363 .629 MIL,STL,CIN
    19 CIN 2009-09-04 2009-09-12 9 4 5 291 29 58 9 2 6 27 80 38 6 3 .199 .295 .306 .601 ATL,COL,CHC
    20 CHC 2009-08-30 2009-09-07 9 4 5 295 23 65 13 0 8 23 70 18 0 2 .220 .270 .346 .616 NYM,HOU,CHW,PIT
    21 HOU 2009-08-25 2009-09-02 9 2 7 292 22 62 11 1 4 22 68 20 5 1 .212 .268 .298 .565 STL,ARI,CHC
    22 MIL 2009-05-10 2009-05-20 9 7 2 285 46 64 11 3 12 45 69 50 1 0 .225 .347 .411 .757 CHC,FLA,STL,HOU
    23 ARI 2009-04-29 2009-05-07 9 4 5 294 32 61 15 0 9 31 83 28 10 2 .207 .281 .350 .632 CHC,MIL,LAD,SDP
    24 SDP 2009-04-28 2009-05-06 9 2 7 289 27 53 13 1 8 24 58 35 6 2 .183 .277 .318 .596 COL,LAD,ARI
    25 SFG 2009-04-10 2009-04-19 9 2 7 281 18 61 10 2 3 14 83 16 5 3 .217 .262 .299 .561 SDP,LAD,ARI
    Rk Strk Start End Games W L AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SO BB SB CS BA OBP SLG OPS Opp
    26 NYM 2010-04-10 2010-04-18 8 2 6 294 26 62 9 1 4 22 74 36 6 4 .211 .299 .289 .588 WSN,COL,STL
    27 OAK 2010-04-10 2010-04-17 8 5 3 251 32 54 14 1 4 31 53 25 7 2 .215 .284 .327 .610 LAA,SEA,BAL
    28 CHW 2009-09-30 2010-04-08 8 4 4 250 30 49 10 1 7 28 54 37 10 5 .196 .312 .328 .640 CLE,DET
    29 CHW 2009-08-18 2009-08-26 8 2 6 263 30 59 11 1 11 27 56 27 8 0 .224 .302 .399 .701 KCR,BAL,BOS
    30 SDP 2009-08-17 2009-08-25 8 4 4 256 20 47 10 1 7 20 76 29 3 2 .184 .269 .313 .582 CHC,STL,ATL
    31 PHI 2009-07-27 2009-08-04 8 3 5 273 23 58 13 0 6 21 65 21 11 1 .212 .279 .326 .605 ARI,SFG,COL
    32 TOR 2009-07-12 2009-07-24 8 3 5 257 29 55 23 0 9 28 47 19 5 0 .214 .268 .409 .676 BAL,BOS,CLE,TBR
    33 CHW 2009-06-01 2009-06-08 8 2 6 245 21 49 5 1 7 19 45 30 7 0 .200 .287 .314 .601 OAK,CLE,DET
    34 MIL 2009-04-26 2009-05-03 8 5 3 250 30 60 17 2 8 30 62 37 1 3 .240 .346 .420 .766 HOU,PIT,ARI
    35 CLE 2009-04-19 2009-04-27 8 3 5 252 23 55 11 0 5 20 49 27 6 2 .218 .304 .321 .625 NYY,KCR,MIN,BOS
    36 COL 2009-04-11 2009-04-20 8 1 7 260 27 52 14 1 10 26 76 32 4 0 .200 .291 .377 .667 PHI,CHC,LAD,ARI
    Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
    Generated 4/19/2010.
  3. Cantu has a shockingly low .288 average during his streak. Usually you see numbers atleast in the 300's. He must not have many multi hit games

  4. Jeff Mathis.