Jack Cust set the record for highest “Three True Outcome” percentage for a batting title qualifier when he compiled a 58.2% rate in 2007. In his 507 plate appearances that season, he amassed 26 homers, 105 walks and 164 strikeouts. Thus far this season, the Twins Miguel Sano has eclipsed Cust’s mark, TTOing in nearly … Read moreThree True Outcome Record in Jeopardy?
Its very early in the season, but we have no fewer than six batters, each with enough plate appearances to qualify for the batting title, whose on-base percentage is at least double their batting average: Name PA BB K AVG OBP OBP/AVG Russell Martin 39 8 13 .097 .282 2.91 Ryan Schimpf (*) 48 13 … Read moreWhen Your OBP is Double Your AVG
Monday night marks the beginning of Passover, the celebration of the Israelites’ freedom from slavery in Egypt. That means its time for another Sabbathmetrics post, in which we look at whether certain Jewish players performed better or worse on the Sabbath. Our focus today is on catcher Bob Melvin. He currently serves as the manager … Read moreBob Melvin and “Sabbathmetrics”
Friend of the VORG Doug Kern pointed this out to me today: @dianagram Dodgers radio points out tmw’s game is Hill vs Ca-Hill. If you feel like doing anything with that. “Embeds”, as it were. — Doug Kern (@dakern74) April 5, 2017 So here are the pitching matchups where one pitcher’s name is “embedded” in … Read moreOpposing Starting Pitchers with “Embedded” Last Names
Here are my picks for regular season won-loss records and playoff teams for 2017: W L AL EAST Boston 91 71 Toronto 90 72 NY Yankees 85 77 Baltimore 79 83 Tampa Bay 76 86 AL CENTRAL Cleveland 92 70 Detroit 84 78 Kansas City 75 87 Minnesota 73 89 Chi. White Sox 70 92 … Read moreThe VORG’s Predictions for 2017