Comments on: Who is the worst .300 hitter this year? http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/7964 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: Mike Felber http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/7964/comment-page-1#comment-43310 Sun, 29 Aug 2010 03:26:04 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=7964#comment-43310 Productivity w/RISP also must take into account OBP. Both that & OBP lead to runs statistically. Though the Ichiro example is one where looking at 1 equation, whether BA or OBP w/RISP, shows how conventional measures of success are partial at best.

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By: Joel Anderson http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/7964/comment-page-1#comment-43156 Sat, 28 Aug 2010 20:15:52 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=7964#comment-43156 I'll speak up for Delmon Young. Yeah, he can be an challenged adventuror in left field and strikes out too much. Still, he leads a first place club in RBI's and he's proved himself to be a clutch hitter. I want him in the Twins line-up.

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By: Pageup http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/7964/comment-page-1#comment-43119 Sat, 28 Aug 2010 18:26:32 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=7964#comment-43119 transpose those two words please!

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By: Pageup http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/7964/comment-page-1#comment-43117 Sat, 28 Aug 2010 18:24:57 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=7964#comment-43117 I wonder how Castro well stacks up against other 20 year old shortstops? The dude is slugging .440!

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By: Mr. Dave http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/7964/comment-page-1#comment-42894 Sat, 28 Aug 2010 03:05:43 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=7964#comment-42894 This question is easy: it has to be Podsednik. The other two on the list are both developing and are showing potential to be good players over the span of a long career. Scotty Pods is a number four outfielder on a good team and is not going to get any better. He has the lowest OPS+ on the list, and provides absolutely nothing aside from the .300 batting average. Despite his speed (his one plus attribute), he is a negative on both the basepaths and in the field. He has no appreciable baseball instincts, and the fact that the Royals got anything of value for him is absolutely astounding.

By the way, I actually don't hate Scotty Pods. He managed to save my fantasy baseball season after my entire outfield got hurt.

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By: Thomas http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/7964/comment-page-1#comment-42865 Sat, 28 Aug 2010 01:25:18 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=7964#comment-42865 I love that thing where people believe the small number of games that they watch is good relative example of the season a player is having.

Shoot, Alber Pujols has 32 games this year with 0 hits....

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By: DoubleDiamond http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/7964/comment-page-1#comment-42839 Sat, 28 Aug 2010 00:02:15 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=7964#comment-42839 Every time Polanco comes up to the plate, and his average flashes on the screen, I am amazed to see that it's over .300. He doesn't seem to come through when it counts, at least when I'm watching. I suspect he's come up a lot with two out and the bases empty (especially when Rollins was on the DL twice and not in front of him in the batting order), singled, and been stranded there (especially when Utley was on the DL and not after him in the batting order). His first time up, he may have singled with one out from the two-hole and either been stranded there or erased in a double play.

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By: jim vackner http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/7964/comment-page-1#comment-42823 Fri, 27 Aug 2010 23:15:30 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=7964#comment-42823 They should call it the Matty Alou award... he'd hit .300 have an OBP of about .335 and would only be successful stealing about two thirds of the time....

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By: Biff http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/7964/comment-page-1#comment-42817 Fri, 27 Aug 2010 23:08:08 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=7964#comment-42817 "Placido Polanco sticks out as a guy hitting a pretty soft .317. He doesn't have many extra base hits and doesn't have particularly high RBI or R totals."

I'll take the *soft" 2010 Polanco season to be my 2 hole hitter anyday of the week. Hasn't been shabby with the glove this year either. If my favorite team could only be so lucky.

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By: flyingelbowsmash http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/7964/comment-page-1#comment-42804 Fri, 27 Aug 2010 22:21:31 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=7964#comment-42804 Those infield singles would produce runs if he had guys to drive him in behind him. Imagine him leading off for the Yankees. . .

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