So SO sorry for the delay. I’m guessing we lost the few fans we had. SO I’m comin back at you with a fresh new outlook, some fresh new posts, and some real talk to help you dominate this fantasy offseason. We apologize. Now get ready.
Mark Reynolds struck out 211 times in 596 plate appearances. Talk about 3 outcomes… Reynolds K’d once every 2.82 times he stepped u there!
Albert Pujols scored 115 times. Yadier Molina scored 34 times. Think that lineup was inbalanced?
TRIPLES LEADERS STATISTICS!!!! Because it’s my post, and I love triples.
Dexter Fowler hit a triple every 36 Plate Appearances
Carl Crawford was at once every 49, Stephen Drew at every 53, Jose Reyes every 60.3, Alcides Escobar at 55, and Mark Reynolds once every 298 Plate Appearances. That last number equates to once every 192.5 plate appearances he did NOT strike out.
Logan Morrison had 6 triples in September (and October).
Austin Jackson proved all of us wrong and maintained that .396 BABIP all year. Good for him. I’m still letting someone else draft him next season.
Ichiro Suzuki batted .315 this year, very admirable. What is interesting to me, though is that he hit this well while hitting 57.4% of his balls on the ground! That’s knowing your strength. On an unrelated side note, Jacoby Ellsbury’s career GB% is 50.9%. Ichiro’s is 57.4%. I maintain that the day Jacoby Ellsbury shortens up and begins hitting line drives and ground balls at a higher rate (career FB%: Ichiro- 25.3%, Ellsbury- 30.4%), even slightly, is the day he becomes an elite fantasy player. Until then I think he is relegated to that an A-, just-below-top-tier-when-healthy spot.
Jose Bautista hit a homer every 10.54 at bats. (54 in 569 AB)
In his previous 1638 at bats, he homered 59 times, or once every 27.76 at bats. I think he’ll have to continue answering steroid questions when he drops off and hits 25 next year, but that’s just my humble opinion.
Victor Martinez and Marco Scutaro both made contact 87% of the time when swinging at pitches outside the strike zone.
Mark Reynolds and Adam Laroche made contact 47% and 45 %, respectively, of the time on balls outside the strike zone. These are the stats I burden my brain with people.
Brett Gardner only swung at 30.9% of the pitches comin’ his way.
A quarter of the fly balls hit by Joey Votto left the yard. That is, his HR/FB percentage was 25%. That’s legit power.
Just to be clear, in his wild homer rampage the last month-ish, Troy Tulowitzki’s HR/FB% was 31.3%.
Living up to his backside and name, Billy Buttsler led the majors grounding into 32 twin killings.
Teammate Rickie Weeks and Prince Fielder were hit a combined 46 times in 2010 (25 for RickAY! and 21 for Fielder). Ow. Goes to show how bad the bottom of that order is, no protection from their best hitters gettin’ popped…
Rodrigo Lopez, who still pitches in the major leagues, gave up an over/underwhelming 1.67 homers per 9 innings. He just sucks.
The H’s of the awesomely named H2O trio (Hamels, Halladay, Oswalt, get with the program people) both stranded 82.7% of the runners the that they allowed on base. Now imagine if Lee was on that team. I don’t care how good Oswalt is in these playoffs, having both Halladay and Lee with Hamels though it wouldn’t give us a spectacular nickname, may have produced a sub-.025 BA in a series for the poor Reds. Or something. Point being, Lee has been nasty and Hamels and Halladay know how to bear down. Though in Lee’s case, he finds it easier not to put people on base unless the earn it with a hit. No effin’ walks. I love it. So does Nolan Ryan.
Justin Masterson threw a fastball 78% of the time. That’s what happens when you get behind. Poor guy. Should never have left his setup role for the Sox (bring him back Theo!).
Now, to be clear, David Price threw fastball 74% of the time. The difference is that Masterson is a goofy 6’6” sidearmer and Price is a lefty who throws GAS.
I’m loving the playoffs, lots of new faces, some in their first playoffs (congrats to Aubrey Huff, Mike Sweeney, Mike Young et al.). I can’t wait to see Lee against the Yanks and I apologize again for our untimely absence. We’ll be…. well I will be… back with a vengeance this offseason. Be on the lookout, all 7 of you.
Until next time, enjoy the Black Keys