Comments on: Jose Reyes Leads NL in Doubles and Triples through May 29 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 By: Timmy p Wed, 01 Jun 2011 00:01:11 +0000 @31 Great point!

By: John Autin Tue, 31 May 2011 22:01:41 +0000 I think he'd get more attention if he hit this well every year. We haven't seen this Reyes since 2008, due mostly to injuries I guess.

I'm not ragging on Jose, nor do I believe in the "walk year, big year" canard. But the longer he keeps up this hitting, the more resigned I get to seeing him go. If he ends up with numbers like these, someone will give him a Crawford-type deal. And it won't be the Mets, and I guess I'm OK with that.

At least it will spare us the possibility of seeing the home crowd turn against him if he doesn't "live up to" the deal ... and who does live up to that kind of deal?

By: Johnny Twisto Tue, 31 May 2011 21:42:24 +0000 I think he'd get more attention if he didn't have braids.

By: Timmy p Tue, 31 May 2011 20:41:03 +0000 I should say born and raised in Wahoo, moved away about the same age Sam did. Reyes is the most exciting player in baseball, and you could all most say he's underrated. Even though he plays in NY I don't think he gets the attention he deserves, that's strange and makes to sense to me.

By: Timmy p Tue, 31 May 2011 20:37:25 +0000 @24 Well with the way the Mets ownership situation is now, they may only have Sam Crawford money to offer. I am from Wahoo Nebraska. Wahoo is all most a suburb of Omaha now, but not quite.

By: Richard Chester Tue, 31 May 2011 19:41:21 +0000 @26

In 2010 only 5 teams had as many as 36 or more triples

By: John Autin Tue, 31 May 2011 18:33:44 +0000 @24, Timmy -- Maybe the Mets will offer Reyes Sam Crawford money?

P.S. Are you really and truly from Wahoo, NE?

By: John Autin Tue, 31 May 2011 18:31:13 +0000 @23, Jared -- I see your point. At the same time, either baseball has far more "significant offensive categories" than football, or else not all of our traditionally recognized categories are truly "significant."

For instance, triples: I mean them no disrespect, but with just a few exceptions, our understanding of current MLB players would suffer very little if we completely stopped counting triples. The MLB average last year was 2.8 triples per 600 PAs. Only 8 hitters last year reached double-digits in triples.

And that's one reason that Wilson's record has stood for so long: The game has changed. There are no more 460-foot power alleys, and outfielders play deeper nowadays because there's so much more "long hitting" than in the dead-ball era.

By: John Autin Tue, 31 May 2011 17:14:21 +0000 Speaking of Reyes and "Carl Crawford money," I hadn't noticed before how similar their career averages are per 162 games. Can you tell which is which?

BA 0.288 0.294
OBP 0.338 0.335
SLG 0.437 0.441
OPS 0.774 0.775
OPS+ 104 106
R 111 99
H 198 192
2B 35 28
3B 15 14
HR 12 14
RBI 66 77
SB 58 52
CS 15 12
BB 51 38
SO 81 102
TB 300 289
GDP 7 7

By: Timmy p Tue, 31 May 2011 17:05:55 +0000 Since the subject of triples came up, I'm obliged to mention the all time triples leader, and that is Wahoo Sam Crawford, a native of Wahoo, Nebraska. Sam was not allowed into the HOF until he was a senior citizen and that was a crime.