Your leader in triples since 2008? Stephen Drew (35). C’mon, you knew I was coming back with a triples stat. (I love how I write like we have regular readers)
Brian McCann, J.D. Drew, and Carlos Pena all reached base 100% of the time they bunted for a hit. Seriously. You can look it up. Sure, they all in all attempted a grand total of… three bunt hits… you caught me.
David Ortiz hit a stellar .222 versus LHP in 2010 (and .212 in 2009) with just 2 homers in 200 plate appearances (6 homers in 2009)? Yet Tito Francona seems insistent that he will bat him versus more lefties this year… we shall see how that works out (hint: I’m not Nostradamus-ing when I predict not well)
Since the start of 2007, Roy Halladay has completed 26.35% of the games he started. For fantasy purposes, figuring he starts about twice a week that means he’s been throwing a CG every other week for 4 years. Is that thinking simplistic? Maybe, but Doc has still completed over a quarter of the games he started n 4 years. Outstanding.
In that time he has 11 shutouts (32.35% of his complete games).
In the last 3 seasons, Jonathan Broxton has appeared in 207 games. he has blown 21 saves in that span. That’s 10 percent. One out of every ten times he stepped out there, he cost his team and likely yours the game. When I put it like that, wouldn’t you heed my warning about closers? I hate them, for fantasy purposes, in case you couldn’t tell.
Both Michael Stanton (hmm, duno why I got all formal there) and Mark Reynolds (my homeboy this year) are ranked lower than Carlos Lee (who I won’t even link to) in terms of ADP (via MDC). Stanton: 131 Reynolds:132 Lee? 130. Am I missing something here or is that bananas? Reynolds is a safe bet for 35 bombs or more. Stanton conservatively could hit 35 homers (BJames has him for 38!). Carlos Lee is, well, Carlos Lee. The Astros offense kinda stinks and Lee is on the decline. Sure, Stanton might not hit .270 and Reynolds might not crack .260, but when you’re at that spot of the draft, don’t you go with upside? Maybe I’m alone in this…
Ted Lily induced a fly ball 52.6% of the time. This resulted in him giving up 32 gopherballs. If these numbers seem high to you, they are. In fact, he was 3rd in baseball in homers allowed, but only because Rodrigo Lopez (who recently signed to play with a real live team) gave up an astounding 37 homers (followed by James Shield’s slightly-less-ridiculous 34). How in the world Lily managed a sub-4.00 ERA is beyond me. Dude’s got (fly)balls.
Mark Ellis batted .405 in September and October.
Sin Soo Choo had a 20-20 season with a .400 OBP. Why isn’t he talked about more? Is Cleveland that far gone?
As always, Mark Reynolds had a 42.3% K rate…sigh… and I drafted him.
Carlos Gonzalez scored a run every 5.73 plate appearances.
Jonny Venters‘ ADP is 308. He will likely be closing in ATL. These are not stats so much as alerts.
There’s lucky-number 13 facts.
That’s all. If nothing else, I have proven that given time, you can make the numbers say anything.
Go out and treat yourself to a mock draft, you’ve earned it.
And as always, enjoy the Black Keys.