Comments on: Mark Reynolds & more strikeouts than batting average points http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8366 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: Scott F http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8366/comment-page-1#comment-54357 Wed, 29 Sep 2010 23:59:07 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8366#comment-54357 Reynolds is nothing but a clown, and he's a bad fielder. He should be canned immediately. If I were Arizona, I would dump him on the nearest sucker who is willing to take him. Failing that, I would try to sell him to a little league team for a bucket of used baseballs.

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By: Johnny Twisto http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8366/comment-page-1#comment-53527 Mon, 27 Sep 2010 19:56:05 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8366#comment-53527 You're right Chuck, but I doubt we're talking about the same comment.

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By: Brian http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8366/comment-page-1#comment-53233 Mon, 27 Sep 2010 00:41:43 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8366#comment-53233 @ John Autin

Watched the D-backs game today; Reynolds was benched in favor of Tony Abreau who produced a clutch 2 run homer in the eighth. Don't think Reynolds is going to get an opportunity to streak in the last six games on the road. Moreover, Reynolds has been in a horrendous slump the entire month. Hasn't hit a home run in September after hitting eight in August. As for why this happens, Neil S speculated about a long swing; I think that's it.

Now as for the D-backs team strikeout follies they had 14 today, putting them at 1458 for the season with six games left on the road against the Giants and Padres. I have all the confidence in the world that they'll avoid 1500 Ks, don't you? But when all is said and done, maybe we overestimate the strikeout, seeing as the D-Backs are going to end up scoring about 720 runs for the season -- which is about the MLB historical average

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By: Chuck http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8366/comment-page-1#comment-53196 Sun, 26 Sep 2010 21:02:18 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8366#comment-53196 "And wild pitches and passed balls can happen on earlier pitches in the at-bat that eventually culminates in a strike out. Stolen bases, errors on pick-offs and attempted steals, and balks, too. With at least three pitches required for a strikeout (at least under current rules), there are sometimes opportunities for runners to advance while the batter is in the process of striking out."

Single dumbest comment in the history of the internet.

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By: paul http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8366/comment-page-1#comment-52901 Sun, 26 Sep 2010 00:31:35 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8366#comment-52901 Report Created on Baseball-Reference.com

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By: Neil L http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8366/comment-page-1#comment-52895 Sat, 25 Sep 2010 23:54:48 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8366#comment-52895 @29
Barkfart, cut me slack, but what is a "safety walk"? Never heard the term before in all my baseball years.

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By: barkfart http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8366/comment-page-1#comment-52869 Sat, 25 Sep 2010 21:24:57 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8366#comment-52869 Richard, 23 and 24, more than a little harsh (though maybe more than a little true).

As for the strikeout guy who walks a lot (Deer, Thome, etc), I don't believe it. Though I lack the stat sorting ability to back it up, I think those guys drew a lot of "safety walks". Conversely, I'd wager that their late inning, RISP strikeout rate is even worse- as in, closers kill these guys even worse when there are no safety walks.

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By: James http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8366/comment-page-1#comment-52758 Sat, 25 Sep 2010 15:59:13 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8366#comment-52758 @Joseph

Don't most strikeout hitters see a lot of pitches? You have to face at least three pitches to strike out, and occasionally Reynolds gets lucky and fouls off a pitch with two strikes. Reynolds faces the same number of pitches per plate appearance as Rob Deer (4.15 and 4.14 career numbers, respectively). During Reynolds' career, the MLB average is 3.81. So if you faced Reynolds 25 times it would take only nine more pitches (104) than it would 25 average hitters (95). Or another way of looking at it is that having Reynolds bat four times in your lineup increases the pitch count for the game by only one pitch. Not much reward for all those strikeouts.

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By: KenH http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8366/comment-page-1#comment-52571 Sat, 25 Sep 2010 02:17:05 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8366#comment-52571 My old baseball coach used to sit me down for less. What's Reynold's making a year?

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By: Neil L http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8366/comment-page-1#comment-52563 Sat, 25 Sep 2010 01:36:06 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8366#comment-52563 @26
Double, I have huge respect for your grasp of baseball "truths".

However, the probability of a runner advancing on a SO as opposed to another kind of out is very low.

What is a more thorny issue is the effect of an SO on run potential in an inning compared to a "contact" out with runners on base which includes the possibility of a GIDP.

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