League Leaders and League Losers

June 24, 2008 at 10:37 am 6 comments

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Just to have some fun with numbers and see who is surprising me I figured I’d post the top 10 hitters in most offensive categories and the bottom 10 in some categories. Enjoy!

League Leaders

Batting AVG

1. Chipper Jones (ATL) – .393
2. Lance Berkman (HOU) – .354
3. Albert Pujols (STL) – .347
4. Matt Holliday (COL) – .329
5. Russell Martin (LAD) – .315
6. Xavier Nady (PIT) – .314
7. Christian Guzman (WAS) – .312
8. Ryan Theriot (CHC) – .310
8. James Loney (LAD) – .310
10. Bengie Molina (SF) – .308

1. Milton Bradley (TEX) – .332
2. Alex Rodriguez (NYY) – .332
3. Joe Mauer (MIN) – .331
4. Hideki Matsui (NYY) – .323
5. Johnny Damon (NYY) – .323
6. J.D. Drew (BOS) – .314
7. Josh Hamilton (TEX) – .312
8. Placido Polanco (DET) – .312
9. David DeJesus (KC) – .308
10. Justin Morneau (MIN) – .305

On-Base-Percentage

1. Chipper Jones (ATL) – .485
2. Albert Pujols (STL) – .475
3. Lance Berkman (HOU) – .438
4. Russell Martin (LAD) – .412.
5. Pat Burrell (PHI) – .411
6. Matt Holliday (COL) – .410
7. Kosuke Fukudome (CHC) – .404
8. Aramis Ramirez (CHC) – .404
9. Brian Giles (SD) – .401
10. Conor Jackson (ARI) – .398

1. Milton Bradley (TEX) – .452
2. J.D. Drew (BOS) – .420
3. Joe Mauer (MIN) – .417
4. Alex Rodriguez (NYY) – .410
5. Hideki Matsui (NYY) – .404
6. Jason Giambi (NYY) – .403
7. Jack Cust (OAK) – .402
8. B.J. Upton (TB) – .399
9. Carlos Quentin (CHW) – .392
10. Johnny Damon (NYY) – .390

SLUG

1. Lance Berkman (HOU) – .683
2. Dan Uggla (FLA) – .643
3. Chipper Jones (ATL) – .631
4. Albert Pujols (STL) – .631
5. Ryan Ludwick (STL) – .606
6. Chase Utley (PHI) – .599
7. Pat Burrell (PHI) – .571
8. Ryan Braun (MIL) – .565
9. Brian McCann (ATL) – .562
10. Adrian Gonzalez (SD) – .558

1. Milton Bradley (TEX) – .627
2. Alex Rodriguez (NYY) – .615
3. J.D. Drew (BOS) – .583
4. Josh Hamilton (TEX) – .576
5. Jason Giambi (NYY) – .575
6. Jermaine Dye (CHW) – .546
7. Kevin Youkilis (BOS) – .540
8. Carlos Quentin (CHW) – .533
9. Manny Ramirez (BOS) – .524
10. Joe Crede (CHW) – .521

Home Runs

1. Dan Uggla (FLA) – 23
2. Chase Utley (PHI) – 22
3. Adrian Gonzalez (SD) – 21
4. Lance Berkman (HOU) – 20
4. Ryan Braun (MIL) – 20
6. Ryan Howeard (PHI) – 19
7. Pat Burrell (PHI) – 18
7. Adam Dunn (CIN) – 18
9. Carlos Lee (HOU) – 17
9. Mike Jacobs (FLA) – 17

1. Josh Hamilton (TEX) – 19
2. Jason Giambi (NYY) – 17
2. Grady Sizemore (CLE) – 17
2. Carlos Quentin (CHW) – 17
5. Jermaine Dye (CHW) – 16
6. Manny Ramirez (BOS) – 15
6. Milton Bradley (TEX) – 15
6. Joe Crede (CHW) – 15
9. Alex Rodriguez (NYY) – 14
9. 5 others tied (Drew, Thome, Thames, Beltre, Huff) – 14

RBI

1. Adrian Gonzalez (SD) – 65
2. Ryan Howard (PHI) – 64
3. Chase Utley (PHI) – 63
4. Lance Berkman (HOU) – 60
5. Carlos Lee (HOU) – 58
6. Dan Uggla (FLA) – 57
7. Ryan Ludwick (STL) – 56
7. David Wright (NYM) – 56
7. Ryan Braun (MIL) – 56
10. Mark Tiexiera (ATL) – 55

1. Josh Hamilton (TEX) – 76
2. Jose Guillen (KC) – 60
3. Justin Morneau (MIN) – 59
4. Carlos Quentin (CHW) – 56
5. David Murphy (TEX) – 51
6. Manny Ramirex (BOS) – 49
7. Magglio Ordonez (DET) – 48
7. Milton Bradley (TEX) – 48
9. Kevin Youkilis (BOS) – 47
9. Ian Kinsler (TEX) – 47

Runs Scored

1. Lance Berkman (HOU) – 66
2. Hanley Ramirez (FLA) – 64
3. Nate McLouth (PIT) – 58
4. Chase Utley (PHI) – 57
4. Dan Uggla (FLA) – 57
6. Jose Reyes (NYM) – 55
7. Carlos Beltran (NYM) – 54
7. Jason Bay (PIT) – 54
9. Miguel Tejada (HOU) – 53
10. Derek Lee (CHC) – 52

1. Ian Kinsler (TEX) – 64
2. J.D. Drew (BOS) – 54
2. Michael Young (TEX) – 54
4. Ichiro Suzuki (SEA) – 53
5. Jacoby Ellsbury (BOS) – 52
6. Josh Hamilton (TEX) – 50
7. Carlos Quentin (CHW) – 49
8. Milton Bradley (TEX) – 47
8. Kevin Youkilis (BOS) – 47
8. Grady Sizemore (CLE) – 47

Doubles

1. Nate McLouth (PIT) – 24
1. Dan Uggla (FLA) – 24
3. Lance Berkman (HOU) – 23
4. Randy Winn (SF) – 22
4. Brian McCann (ATL) -22
4. Christian Guzman (WAS) – 22
7. Ryan Ludwick (STL) – 21
7. Jose Castillo (SF) – 21
7. Kelly Johnson (ATL) – 21
10. 8 tied – 20

1. Jose Guillen (KC) – 28
2. Brian Roberts (BAL) – 26
3. Bobby Crosby (OAK) – 24
4. Raul Ibanez (SEA) – 22
4. Ian Kinsler (TEX) – 22
4. Dustin Pedroia (BOS) – 22
7. Torii Hunter (LAA) – 21
7. David Murphy (TEX) – 21
9. Johnny Damon (NYY) – 20
9. 4 others (Betancourt, Huff, Lopez, Bradley) – 20

Triples

1. Jose Reyes (NYM) – 8
2. Fred Lewis (SF) – 6
3. Conor Jackson (ARI) – 5
3. Brandon Phillips (CIN) – 5
3. Stephen Drew (ARI) – 5
6. James Loney (LAD) – 4
6. Justin Upton (ARI) – 4
6. Eugenio Velez (SF) – 4
9. 12 tied – 3

1. Carl Crawford (TB) – 5
1. Brian Roberts (BAL) – 5
3. Michael Cuddyer (MIN) – 4
3. Mark Teahen (KC) – 4
3. Delmon Young (MIN) – 4
6. 15 tied – 3

Stolen Bases

1. Willy Tavers (COL) – 35
2. Juan Pierre (LAD) – 29
3. Michael Bourn (HOU) – 28
4. Jose Reyes (NYM) – 26
5. Hanley Ramirez (FLA) – 19
6. Jimmy Rollins (PHI) – 17
6. Shane Victorino (PHI) – 17
8. Kazuo Matsui (HOU) – 15
9. Brandon Phillips (CIN) – 13
10. 3 others tied (Kemp, Theriot, Lewis) – 13

1. Jacoby Ellsbury (BOS) – 34
2. Ichiro Suzuki (SEA) – 33
3. B.J. Upton (TB) – 22
4. Brian Roberts (BAL) – 21
5. Carl Crawford (TB) – 19
5. Ian Kinsler (TEX) – 19
7. Carlos Gomez (MIN) – 18
8. Grady Sizemore (CLE) – 17
8. Joey Gathright (KC) – 17
10. Jason Bartlett (TB) – 16

Walks (BB)

1. Adam Dunn (CIN) – 61
2. Pat Burrell (PHI) – 59
3. Todd Helton (COL) – 56
4. Albert Pujols (STL) – 52
5. Jason Bay (PIT) – 49
6. Kosuke Fukudome (CHC) – 48
7. Brian Giles (SD) – 47
8. Chipper Jones (ATL) – 46
8. Carlos Beltran (NYM) – 46
10. David Wright (NYM) – 45

1. Jack Cust (OAK) – 58
2. B.J. Upton (TB) – 51
3. Milton Bradley (TEX) – 47
4. Nick Markakis (BAL) – 46
5. Nick Swisher (CHW) – 45
6. Grady Sizemroe (CLE) – 44
7. Lyle Overbay (TOR) – 39
8. Jim Thome (CHW) – 41
8. J.D. Drew (BOS) – 41
10. 3 tied (Roberts, Mauer, Quentin) – 39

League Losers

Strikeouts

1. Ryan Howard (PHI) – 107
2. Mark Reynolds (ARI) – 94
3. Justin Upton (ARI) – 88
4. Dan Uggla (FLA) – 86
5. Chris Young (ARI) – 78
6. Adam Dunn (CIN) – 77
7. Matt Kemp (LAD) – 75
8. Khalil Grene (SD) – 74
9. Hanley Ramirez (FLA) – 70
10. Fred Lewis (SF) – 67

1. Jack Cust (OAK) – 79
2. Carlos Gomez (MIN) – 75
3. Carlos Pena (TB) – 71
4. Jim Thome (CHW) – 70
4. Richie Sexson (SEA) -70
6. Alex Gordon (KC) – 69
7. Alex Rios (TOR) – 67
8. Nick Markakis (BAL) – 66
9. Gary Matthews Jr. (LAA) – 64
9. Adam Jones (BAL) – 64

Lowest AVG (Qualifying Players Only)

1. Rickie Weeks (MIL) – .207
2. Adam Laroche (PTI) – .217
3. Adam Dunn (CIN) – .219
4. Ryan Howard (PHI) – .220
5. Bill Hall (MIL) – .223
6. Freddy Sanchez (PIT) – .231
7. Michael Bourn (HOU) – .232
8. Chris Young (ARI) – .233
9. Khalil Greene (SD) – .234
10. Carlos Delgado (NYM) – .237

1. Richie Sexson (SEA) – .210
2. Paul Konerko (CHW) – .215
3. Jose Vidro (SEA) -.216
4. Jack Hannahan (OAK) – .222
5. Carlos Pena (TB) – .227
6. Daric Barton (OAK) – .227
7. Robinson Cano (NYY) – .227
8. Jim Thome (CHW) – .229
9. Nick Swisher (CHW) – .236
10. Melvin Mora (BAL) – .240

Lowest OBP

1. Freddy Sanchez (PIT) – .262
2. Mike Jacobs (FLA) – .272
3. Khalil Greene (SD) – .283
4. Michael Bourn (HOU) – .284
5. Bill Hall (MIL) – .285
6. Jeff Kent (LAD) – .294
7. Adam Laroche (PIT) – .295
8. Jeff Francoeur (ATL) – .297
9. Willy Tavares (COL) – .299
10. Stephen Drew (ARI) – .301

1. Jose Vidro (SEA) – .264
2. Robinson Cano (NYY) – .270
3. Emil Brown (OAK) – .287
4. Jhonny Peralta (CLE) – .292
4. Jason Bartlett (TB) – .292
6. Garrett Anderson (LAA) – .292
7. Yuniesky Betancourt (SEA) – .293
8. Richie Sexson (SEA) – .298
9. Melvin Mora (BAL) – .299
10. Carlos Gomez – .302

Lowest SLUG

1. Willy Taveras (COL) – .302
2. Michael Bourn (HOU) – .306
3. Freddy Sanchez (PIT) – .311
4. Juan Pierre (LAD) – .328
5. Felipe Lopez (WAS) – .332
6. Luis Castillo (NYM) – .339
7. Kazuo Matsui (HOU) – .342
8. Tadahito Iguchi (SD) – .343
9. Jason Kendall (MIL) – .353
10. Adam Laroche (PIT) – .354

1. Jason Bartlett (TB) – .275
2. Marco Scutaro (TOR) – .316
3. Jose Vidro (SEA) – .321
4. Robinson Cano (NYY) – .325
5. Daric Barton (OAK) – .332
6. Jack Hannahan (OAK) – .335
7. Brendan Harris (MIN) – .338
8. Julio Lugo (BOS) – .343
9. Edgar Renteria (DET) – .352
10. Akinori Iwamura (TB) – .356

–Only Juan Pierre and Jason Bartlett have zero homeruns and qualify for the batting title.

–Delmon Young has 1 homer in 276 at-bats

–Christian Guzman, a leadoff hitter, has 11 walks in 333 at-bats (worst BB/AB ratio in the NL)

–You though Guzman was impatient check out Jose Guillen (7 walks in 300 at-bats) and Yuniesky Betancourt (4 walks in 264 at-bats). Now that is bad!

–Willy Taveras has put himself in scoring position 45 times (35-SB, 9-2B, 1-3B) and has 37 runs to show for it (he has a homer to give him 38 runs).

–Juan Pierre isn’t much better. He has put himself in scoring position 39 times (29-SB, 9-2B, 1-3B) and only scored 31 times.

–Adam Dunn has 18 homers but only 8 doubles.

–Marcus Thames has 14 homers and only 5 doubles.

–Bobby Crosby has 24 doubles and only 4 homers; no triples.

–Emil Brown has the 3rd worst OBP in the league. One has to wonder why Billy Beane didn’t trade him when he actually lead the AL in RBI at one point in May.

–Russell Branyan has 10 homers in only 70 at-bats. Easily the highest AB/HR ratio of anyone with at least 10 homers.

-Jonathan C. Mitchell

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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Charlie Nehl  |  June 24, 2008 at 12:11 pm

    The problem with the Cubs, which is honestly a good problem, is they spread the wealth around too much. They have 4 guys with 40+ RBI’s. I think they are near the top if not at the top of runs scored by a team, but nobody even close to the top of the power numbers individually.

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  • 2. Jonathan C. Mitchell  |  June 24, 2008 at 12:23 pm

    I noticed that when I was doing these. The Cubs have the best run differential in the majors at +112 but no one amongst the top 10 in the league. They have a well balanced lineup that has no easy outs.

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  • 3. Jonathan C. Mitchell  |  June 24, 2008 at 1:22 pm

    I forgot to mention that Tony Pena Jr. would be last in almost all offensive categories if he wasn’t benched for Mike Aviles. He lost eligiblity.

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  • 4. John  |  June 25, 2008 at 12:58 pm

    It’s said to see so many of my guys on in the lowest categories… LaRoche, Sanchez, Peralta

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  • 5. Jonathan C. Mitchell  |  June 25, 2008 at 1:09 pm

    I got Weeks in all my leagues so I feel for ya John!

    Reply
  • 6. suzy  |  June 26, 2008 at 9:06 pm

    thanks fun and informative thats how we got there before {Cubbies play offs} is putting them on and advancing to home the good old fashioned way!!! were goin all the way!!!!!!!!!!

    Reply

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