Comments on: Less than 5% of PAs are extra-base hits This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 By: DavidRF Wed, 06 Jan 2010 04:35:21 +0000 Luis Castillo is a bit of a poster boy for this type of stat. In 2000, he had 101 runs but just 17 RBI. He batted .334/.418/.388... a SLG of .388 is not *that* low. But most of his PA were with the bases empty (444 vs 182 with men on) and his splits were quite extreme.

Bases empty: .380/.459/.447 (2 HR, 3 3B, 14 2B)
Men On: .217/.312/.237 (0 HR, 0 3B, 3 2B, 0 SF)

By: JDV Tue, 05 Jan 2010 18:11:05 +0000 I had to laugh...I was going to make the same comment that JohnnyTwisto already posted.

Passing thoughts...I was surprised to see Russell Martin on this list. He had a very down year. Nagging injury??? Also, I'm guessing that Alexei Ramirez will not show up on this list again. I think he will develop into a much greater offensive force.

Re. some of the other low OBPs / SLGs, I'll still take the defense that comes with most of them. I would just have them bunt a hell of a lot more.

By: JohnnyTwisto Tue, 05 Jan 2010 17:10:42 +0000 If you saw the pile of crap Baltimore was using at SS in 2008, a season of Cesar Izturis might not seem so bad.