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
In a few weeks, Derek Jeter will complete his Hall of Fame-worthy career. His stat line in this, his age-40 season, is rather un-Jeterlike. Through Monday night, he has a 79 OPS+ with a slash line of .264/.313/.316. Its entirely possible he’ll end the season with an on-base percentage higher than his slugging percentage. So, … Read moreHOFers with Season OBP Higher than SLG
The L.A. Dodgers have been having a hellacious time driving in baserunners this season. Going into Monday night’s action, they are tied for sixth in the Majors with a .335 team OBP. However, they are next to last in runs per game, at 3.47. So, it shouldn’t surprise you to read that they are 28th in … Read moreDodgers Can’t Bring Them Home
Coming into the 2013 season, Reds outfield Shin-Soo Choo had 2,960 plate appearances, and had been hit by a pitch in 55 of them (one HBP every 54 PAs). This season, through Monday night’s action, for whatever reason, Choo has already been hit ten times in 95 plate appearances (you can figure out that ratio … Read moreChoo Down with HBP? Who’s Down with HBP?