Archive for February 9th, 2012

League Wide consistency is consistent

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

For the 2010 MLB season, the league wide BACON calculation came to .654388.  For 2011, it came to .654381.  So from 2010 to 2011, league wide BACON went down by 0.001%.  There hasn’t been any other season in the live ball era where the BACON didn’t change by at least 0.1% from the prior season.

While we’re hear, why not take a look at the career BACON leaders among active players (active in this case meaning they played in 2011 and have over 500 career at-bats)

#1 Ichiro Suzuki – .823
#2 Derek Jeter – .800
#3 Jacoby Ellsbury – .796
#4 Albert Pujols – .782
#5 Starlin Castro – .778
#6 Joe Mauer – .778
#7 Vladimir Guerrero – .778
#8 Matt Holliday – .775
#9 Michael Young – .775
#10 Jose Reyes – .772
#11 Magglio Ordonez – .770
#12 Victor Martinez – .769
#13 Placido Polanco – .766
#14 Juan Pierre – .766
#15 Robinson Cano – .765
#16 Miguel Cabrera – .764
#17 Hanley Ramirez – .763
#18 Ryan Braun – .762
#19 Pablo Sandoval – .760
#20 Ryan Zimmerman – .758
#21 Todd Helton – .756
#22 Eric Hosmer – .755
#23 Hunter Pence – .755
#24 Dustin Pedroia – .755
#25 Joey Votto – .755
#26 Martin Prado – .753
#27 Carl Crawford – .752
#28 Rafael Furcal – .750
#29 Manny Ramirez – .749
#30 Johnny Damon – .749
#31 Josh Hamilton – .749
#32 Brian Roberts – .748
#33 Alex Rodriguez – .748
#34 Jose Tabata – .747
#35 Carlos Gonzalez – .746
#36 Daniel Murphy – .746
#37 Nick Markakis – .745
#38 Ivan Rodriguez – .744
#39 Corey Hart – .743
#40 Billy Butler – .743
#41 Miguel Tejada – .741
#42 Matt Kemp – .741
#43 Freddy Sanchez – .740
#44 David Wright – .740
#45 Chase Utley – .739
#46 Carlos Beltran – .739
#47 Chipper Jones – .739
#48 Alfonso Soriano – .737
#49 Michael Brantley – .736
#50 Buster Posey – .735

and the bottom 50:

#344 Ian Stewart – .605
#345 Don Kelly – .597
#346 Scott Sizemore – .597
#347 Dave Ross – .597
#348 Humberto Quintero – .596
#349 Emmanuel Burriss – .596
#350 Matt Tolbert – .595
#351 Chris Iannetta – .595
#352 Wes Helms – .592
#353 Matt Treanor – .591
#354 Andy LaRoche – .590
#355 Luis Rodriguez – .590
#356 Willie Harris – .589
#357 Jose Molina – .587
#358 Sean Rodriguez – .585
#359 Reid Brignac – .583
#360 John McDonald – .583
#361 Chris Snyder – .580
#362 Greg Dobbs – .579
#363 Omar Quintanilla – .579
#364 Jason Repko – .577
#365 Henry Blanco – .575
#366 Alberto Gonzalez – .571
#367 Adam Rosales – .570
#368 Juan Castro – .569
#369 Josh Wilson – .569
#370 Tyler Colvin – .566
#371 Kelly Shoppach – .566
#372 Ramon Castro – .565
#373 Wil Nieves – .564
#374 Koyie Hill – .561
#375 Dewayne Wise – .555
#376 Lou Marson – .551
#377 Paul Janish – .540
#378 Jayson Nix – .537
#379 Eric Patterson – .535
#380 John Bowker – .533
#381 Ryan Langerhans – .533
#382 Rob Johnson – .525
#383 Pete Orr – .522
#384 Michael Saunders – .516
#385 Jeff Mathis – .513
#386 Carlos Zambrano – .510
#387 Brandon Wood – .481
#388 Livan Hernandez – .467
#389 Javier Vazquez – .407
#390 Jason Marquis – .395
#391 Randy Wolf – .372
#392 Roy Oswalt – .326
#393 Ryan Dempster – .221

The most plunked batters born on February 9th

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

103 hbp – Vladimir Guerrero, born 02/09/1975, 67th all time, played from 1996 to 2011
38 hbp – Heinie Zimmerman, born 02/09/1887, 659th all time, played from 1907 to 1919
28 hbp – Todd Pratt, born 02/09/1967, 1035th all time, played from 1992 to 2006
27 hbp – Vic Wertz, born 02/09/1925, 1084th all time, played from 1947 to 1963
27 hbp – Charley Bassett, born 02/09/1863, 1084th all time, played from 1884 to 1892