Plunk leaders by position

March 25th, 2014 by pbr

I understand that you’ve been waiting through this entire long, baseball-free offseason for one thing. To find out who got hit by the most pitches at each position since 1969. So… below are the top 10 batters in HBPs received while playing each position (including ties). This isn’t their career total, just the number of times they got hit while they were playing that position, since 1969.

PITCHERS
Phil Niekro – 10
Don Wilson – 9
Steve Carlton – 9
Doug Drabek – 7
Sonny Siebert – 7
Bob Walk – 6
Andy Benes – 6
Pedro Astacio – 5
Kevin Brown – 5
Scott Elarton – 5
Greg Maddux – 5
Orel Hershiser – 5
Mike Hampton – 5
Woody Williams – 5
Don Sutton – 5
Roy Oswalt – 5
Milt Pappas – 5

CATCHERS
Jason Kendall – 250
Carlton Fisk – 129
A.J. Pierzynski – 112
Jason LaRue – 105
Mike Macfarlane – 90
Mike Lieberthal – 89
Ramon Hernandez – 71
Brad Ausmus – 68
Jorge Posada – 66
Gary Carter – 64

FIRST BASE
Andres Galarraga – 168
Carlos Delgado – 157
Jeff Bagwell – 124
Jason Giambi – 105
Prince Fielder – 104
Mo Vaughn – 99
Mark Teixeira – 90
John Olerud – 84
Paul Konerko – 84
Rafael Palmeiro – 71

SECOND BASE
Craig Biggio – 226
Chase Utley – 155
Fernando Vina – 142
Ron Hunt – 142
Chuck Knoblauch – 117
Rickie Weeks – 115
Jeff Kent – 113
Damion Easley – 103
Bobby Grich – 80
Eric Young – 77

THIRD BASE
Scott Rolen – 127
Aramis Ramirez – 103
Alex Rodriguez – 90
Ed Sprague – 89
Gary Gaetti – 89
Adrian Beltre – 73
Tim Wallach – 69
Mike Schmidt – 68
Sal Bando – 64
Aaron Boone – 64

SHORT STOP
Derek Jeter – 161
David Eckstein – 120
Miguel Tejada – 109
Jeff Blauser – 80
Alex Gonzalez – 78
Alex Rodriguez – 72
Barry Larkin – 55
Pat Meares – 55
Mike Bordick – 55
Angel Berroa – 52

LEFT FIELD
Luis Gonzalez – 111
Barry Bonds – 101
Matt Holliday – 90
Josh Willingham – 90
Rickey Henderson – 84
Lonnie Smith – 76
Cliff Floyd – 70
Geoff Jenkins – 64
Shannon Stewart – 64
Greg Luzinski – 59

CENTER FIELD
Aaron Rowand – 120
Chet Lemon – 118
Brady Anderson – 97
Andruw Jones – 84
Mike Cameron – 82
Devon White – 81
Ken Griffey – 72
Grady Sizemore – 62
Marlon Byrd – 60
David DeJesus – 58
Adam Jones – 58
Torii Hunter – 58

RIGHT FIELD
Larry Walker – 118
Jose Guillen – 110
Gary Sheffield – 80
Vladimir Guerrero – 76
Shawn Green – 68
Jeromy Burnitz – 65
Jermaine Dye – 60
Jeff Francoeur – 59
Reggie Jackson – 59
Matt Lawton – 57

DESIGNATED HITTER
Don Baylor – 165
Travis Hafner – 80
Edgar Martinez – 66
Jason Giambi – 65
Hal McRae – 58
Brian Downing – 57
Frank Thomas – 57
Jose Canseco – 42
Mike Sweeney – 35
Jonny Gomes – 33

PINCH HITTER
Reed Johnson – 10
Wes Helms – 8
Carlos Baerga – 8
Olmedo Saenz – 8
Mark Sweeney – 7
Champ Summers – 7
David Dellucci – 7
Jim Leyritz – 7
Greg Colbrunn – 6
John Cangelosi – 6
Gene Tenace – 6
Matt Stairs – 6
Joel Youngblood – 6

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