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Monday, September 06, 2004
 
the top 30 hitters
nobody is doing this. what you have here in your fat little hands is a hitter ranking based on correct principles. what are those principles? well, it boils down to this: who, by virtue of hitting, adds the most to his team's chance to win?

what's different about my rankings? there are people who might rank similarly, but they wouldn't have any numbers to back it up. those people are the "baseball people", who generally disdain statistics.

on the other hand, there are all kinds of people (it's becoming very popular these days) who crunch all kinds of numbers, and produce lists that put adam dunn in the top five. those people are idiots.

i'm sorry, i get too much joy out of calling people idiots. come on, it's funny. admit it. lighten up.

as i keep telling you (i'm such an ass), i have seen the numbers, and they have told me their truth. i know the folly of the sabermetrician. i can tell you what that folly is. some of you will understand it.

sabermetricians evaluate things according to their run value. they then take that run value and use it to approximate wins, based on the average runs per game of such-and-such a league in such-and-such an era yadda yadda yadda.

did you miss it? i just told you. what you have to do is go straight to the wins. no run approximation. run approximation is folly. now you have been enlightened.

my place in this world is to build a bridge between those who understand the game and those who understand numbers. my bridge is so beautiful that it can not yet be appreciated. instead, i am hated. in their rush to condemn, each side lumps me in with the other. but one day, they will cross.

Player aab w k hr 23 wal con pow avg
bonds,barry 319197 30 39 26 .382 .906 .225 .370
pujols,albert 510 75 41 43 40 .128 .920 .177 .332
sheffield,gary 488 91 66 33 27 .157 .865 .142 .298
beltre,adrian 505 41 73 43 27 .075 .855 .162 .339
berkman,lance 452123 84 25 34 .214 .814 .160 .313
suzuki,ichiro 591 41 52 8 27 .065 .912 .065 .379
beltran,carlos 510 82 83 37 34 .139 .837 .166 .266
rolen,scott 473 78 85 32 34 .142 .820 .170 .323
mora,melvin 443 64 75 23 33 .126 .831 .152 .345
casey,sean 472 46 28 21 43 .089 .941 .144 .333
helton,todd 458110 56 29 40 .194 .878 .172 .336
loretta,mark 545 55 42 15 45 .092 .923 .119 .344
chavez,eric 381 82 73 27 17 .177 .808 .143 .286
hatteberg,scott 462 66 37 14 26 .125 .920 .094 .310
abreu,bobby 490105103 27 36 .176 .790 .163 .294
posada,jorge 373 86 74 18 29 .187 .802 .157 .272
martinez,victor 452 56 58 22 33 .110 .872 .140 .291
drew,j.d. 448 91 98 29 28 .169 .781 .163 .308
hafner,travis 445 73 97 25 40 .141 .782 .187 .310
tejada,miguel 553 49 51 26 38 .081 .908 .127 .309
edmonds,jim 435 88128 40 36 .168 .706 .248 .310
ramirez,manny 477 77108 37 35 .139 .774 .195 .316
garciaparra,nom 261 17 26 9 17 .061 .900 .111 .317
ramirez,aramis 450 36 54 27 31 .074 .880 .146 .318
pierre,juan 555 44 30 3 28 .073 .946 .059 .320
thome,jim 449 93129 39 27 .172 .713 .206 .278
damon,johnny 529 68 57 14 37 .114 .892 .108 .314
ortiz,david 497 63111 34 43 .113 .777 .199 .301
guerrero,vladim 526 48 70 28 35 .084 .867 .138 .328
jones,chipper 389 67 77 26 16 .147 .802 .135 .258

numbers through sep 4.
Saturday, September 04, 2004
 
why do i do this
i was almost done. i was almost done ranking the hitters. but i hadn't saved it. i was too excited in a rush to publish.

it's gone. maybe i'll do it later.
Wednesday, September 01, 2004
 
workin the con
i was gonna do a ranking, but i just wanna do commentary.

Player aab w k hr 23 wal con pow avg
pierzynski,a.j. 379 26 18 10 27 .064 .953 .102 .295
pierre,juan 531 43 30 3 25 .075 .944 .056 .309
casey,sean 448 44 28 21 42 .089 .938 .150 .335
kendall,jason 465 67 31 3 23 .126 .933 .060 .307
alfonzo,edgardo 421 45 31 8 22 .097 .926 .077 .283
diaz,einar 107 11 8 1 6 .093 .925 .071 .231
chavez,endy 409 23 31 5 23 .053 .924 .074 .285
cruz,deivi 273 17 21 5 23 .059 .923 .111 .306
vina,fernando 116 14 9 0 5 .108 .922 .047 .226
hatteberg,scott 436 64 34 14 24 .128 .922 .095 .305
kotchman,casey 102 10 8 0 6 .089 .922 .064 .218
loretta,mark 521 54 41 15 41 .094 .921 .117 .343
eckstein,david 453 40 36 1 20 .081 .921 .050 .290
lofton,kenny 225 25 18 3 15 .100 .920 .087 .275
young,eric 250 38 20 0 17 .132 .920 .074 .310
loduca,paul 432 40 35 12 24 .085 .919 .091 .306
cabrera,orlando 502 34 42 7 30 .063 .916 .080 .252
pujols,albert 488 72 41 39 37 .129 .916 .170 .322
wilson,enrique 226 13 19 6 9 .054 .916 .072 .226
polanco,placido 377 34 32 12 12 .083 .915 .070 .273
carroll,jamey 159 20 14 0 14 .112 .912 .097 .287
alomar,sandy 136 12 12 1 4 .081 .912 .040 .239
tejada,miguel 526 47 47 26 37 .082 .911 .132 .313
bonds,barry 301188 27 36 23 .384 .910 .215 .361
hall,toby 323 26 29 8 14 .074 .910 .075 .261

toby's gonna put it all together. it's funny how many catchers are in the high-contact category.

i know what i'll do, i'll rank all the guys above, then with each new guy, i'll add him to the rankings.

ok here we go:

Player aab w k hr 23 wal con pow avg
bonds,barry 301188 27 36 23 .384 .910 .215 .361
pujols,albert 488 72 41 39 37 .129 .916 .170 .322
casey,sean 448 44 28 21 42 .089 .938 .150 .335
loretta,mark 521 54 41 15 41 .094 .921 .117 .343
tejada,miguel 526 47 47 26 37 .082 .911 .132 .313
hatteberg,scott 436 64 34 14 24 .128 .922 .095 .305
kendall,jason 465 67 31 3 23 .126 .933 .060 .307
pierzynski,a.j. 379 26 18 10 27 .064 .953 .102 .295
loduca,paul 432 40 35 12 24 .085 .919 .091 .306
pierre,juan 531 43 30 3 25 .075 .944 .056 .309
young,eric 250 38 20 0 17 .132 .920 .074 .310
carroll,jamey 159 20 14 0 14 .112 .912 .097 .287
alfonzo,edgardo 421 45 31 8 22 .097 .926 .077 .283
polanco,placido 377 34 32 12 12 .083 .915 .070 .273
lofton,kenny 225 25 18 3 15 .100 .920 .087 .275
cruz,deivi 273 17 21 5 23 .059 .923 .111 .306
cabrera,orlando 502 34 42 7 30 .063 .916 .080 .252
hall,toby 323 26 29 8 14 .074 .910 .075 .261
kotchman,casey 102 10 8 0 6 .089 .922 .064 .218
chavez,endy 409 23 31 5 23 .053 .924 .074 .285
eckstein,david 453 40 36 1 20 .081 .921 .050 .290
diaz,einar 107 11 8 1 6 .093 .925 .071 .231
wilson,enrique 226 13 19 6 9 .054 .916 .072 .226
vina,fernando 116 14 9 0 5 .108 .922 .047 .226
alomar,sandy 136 12 12 1 4 .081 .912 .040 .239

ok. now,

suzuki,ichiro 564 40 52 7 26 .066 .908 .064 .366

how do you rank ichiro? he's obviously got super-powers that don't show up in our analysis. he can get on base against anybody. i'm gonna put him ahead of casey.

top 11 so far:

Player aab w k hr 23 wal con pow avg
bonds,barry 301188 27 36 23 .384 .910 .215 .361
pujols,albert 488 72 41 39 37 .129 .916 .170 .322
suzuki,ichiro 564 40 52 7 26 .066 .908 .064 .366
casey,sean 448 44 28 21 42 .089 .938 .150 .335
loretta,mark 521 54 41 15 41 .094 .921 .117 .343
tejada,miguel 526 47 47 26 37 .082 .911 .132 .313
hatteberg,scott 436 64 34 14 24 .128 .922 .095 .305
kendall,jason 465 67 31 3 23 .126 .933 .060 .307
pierzynski,a.j. 379 26 18 10 27 .064 .953 .102 .295
loduca,paul 432 40 35 12 24 .085 .919 .091 .306
pierre,juan 531 43 30 3 25 .075 .944 .056 .309

baserunning is not included, but i feel like i've got pierre a little low. we'll see how it pans out.

simon,randall 184 19 17 3 6 .094 .908 .054 .191
molina,bengie 255 11 24 9 11 .041 .906 .087 .287
palmeiro,rafael 451 77 43 14 20 .146 .905 .083 .247

is raffy's power really gone? it's hard to believe, but maybe it's true. with that walk rate, though, he deserves to make the list. i'll put him at 12.

izturis,cesar 533 33 51 3 30 .058 .904 .068 .294

turns out he's not a black hole in the lineup. he's got the right skills for a pitcher's park.

miles,aaron 420 21 41 5 16 .048 .902 .055 .308
cora,alex 325 52 32 8 11 .138 .902 .065 .281

great walk rate for con that high.

taguchi,so 132 7 13 2 8 .050 .902 .084 .287
hillenbrand,she 452 31 45 13 26 .064 .900 .096 .301
hairston,jerry 291 37 29 2 20 .113 .900 .084 .303
redman,tike 440 19 44 8 15 .041 .900 .058 .271
burroughs,sean 469 36 47 2 23 .071 .900 .059 .299

power will develop. he's still a kid. the thing to remember about all these guys is they can hit the strikeout pitcher. that makes them useful.

i gotta go to bed. i'll get back to this.

perez,timo 238 17 24 4 9 .067 .899 .061 .246

ugh.

sanchez,rey 267 13 27 2 17 .046 .899 .079 .250

still a useful bench player.

vidro,jose 414 49 43 14 24 .106 .896 .102 .294

tough season for jose, but those are still quality numbers.

where are we?

Player aab w k hr 23 wal con pow avg
bonds,barry 301188 27 36 23 .384 .910 .215 .361
pujols,albert 488 72 41 39 37 .129 .916 .170 .322
suzuki,ichiro 564 40 52 7 26 .066 .908 .064 .366
casey,sean 448 44 28 21 42 .089 .938 .150 .335
loretta,mark 521 54 41 15 41 .094 .921 .117 .343
tejada,miguel 526 47 47 26 37 .082 .911 .132 .313
hatteberg,scott 436 64 34 14 24 .128 .922 .095 .305
kendall,jason 465 67 31 3 23 .126 .933 .060 .307
pierzynski,a.j. 379 26 18 10 27 .064 .953 .102 .295
pierre,juan 531 43 30 3 25 .075 .944 .056 .309
vidro,jose 414 49 43 14 24 .106 .896 .102 .294
loduca,paul 432 40 35 12 24 .085 .919 .091 .306
palmeiro,rafael 451 77 43 14 20 .146 .905 .083 .247
cora,alex 325 52 32 8 11 .138 .902 .065 .281
hairston,jerry 291 37 29 2 20 .113 .900 .084 .303
hillenbrand,she 452 31 45 13 26 .064 .900 .096 .301

the bottom of this list is pretty arbitrary.

garciaparra,nom 245 16 26 9 17 .061 .894 .119 .325

ok, where do we put nomar? we know he's a crusher but he's been hurt this year. do we give him credit for past performance?

yeah. got to. we'll put him 8th.

womack,tony 452 35 48 5 22 .072 .894 .067 .304
sweeney,mike 413 39 44 22 23 .086 .893 .122 .287

back troubles have made him ordinary.

cintron,alex 455 29 49 4 31 .060 .892 .086 .247

for some reason cintron's power is way down this year. maybe he's trying to be a "leadoff hitter". if so, he should quit it. he'll be alright.

power is starting to become a requirement to make the list.

wilson,jack 529 21 57 10 43 .038 .892 .112 .308

despite sabermetricians' naysaying, jack became a hitter this year. all it took was a power breakout. he already had the contact. still needs to develop patience.

kotsay,mark 482 45 52 12 28 .085 .892 .093 .302

exhibit #454978 that billy beane knows what he's doing.

perez,neifi 323 21 35 2 13 .061 .892 .052 .232

rey sanchez lite.

ordonez,magglio 203 19 22 9 10 .086 .892 .105 .292

injuries. should come back strong. he's been the best white sox hitter for a while.

guzman,cristian 475 23 52 6 26 .046 .891 .076 .274

will the power breakout ever come?

ok, let's consolidate. this is fun.

Player aab w k hr 23 wal con pow avg
bonds,barry 301188 27 36 23 .384 .910 .215 .361
pujols,albert 488 72 41 39 37 .129 .916 .170 .322
suzuki,ichiro 564 40 52 7 26 .066 .908 .064 .366
casey,sean 448 44 28 21 42 .089 .938 .150 .335
loretta,mark 521 54 41 15 41 .094 .921 .117 .343
tejada,miguel 526 47 47 26 37 .082 .911 .132 .313
hatteberg,scott 436 64 34 14 24 .128 .922 .095 .305
garciaparra,nom 245 16 26 9 17 .061 .894 .119 .325
kendall,jason 465 67 31 3 23 .126 .933 .060 .307
pierzynski,a.j. 379 26 18 10 27 .064 .953 .102 .295
pierre,juan 531 43 30 3 25 .075 .944 .056 .309
vidro,jose 414 49 43 14 24 .106 .896 .102 .294
loduca,paul 432 40 35 12 24 .085 .919 .091 .306
palmeiro,rafael 451 77 43 14 20 .146 .905 .083 .247
cora,alex 325 52 32 8 11 .138 .902 .065 .281
hairston,jerry 291 37 29 2 20 .113 .900 .084 .303
hillenbrand,she 452 31 45 13 26 .064 .900 .096 .301

magglio is obviously better than shea hillenbrand, but he's not even playing and i'm gonna snip this list anyway. and i can't figure out where to put him. i've considered everything from 7th to 12th.

i still can't shake the idea that i've got juan pierre too low.

ok stop being a pussy. i'll put mags at 9.

stewart,shannon 299 38 33 9 17 .113 .890 .098 .321
vizquel,omar 479 47 53 6 28 .089 .889 .080 .304
larkin,barry 324 26 36 7 18 .074 .889 .087 .302
bautista,danny 449 33 50 11 22 .068 .889 .083 .300
hernandez,ramon 278 30 31 14 13 .097 .888 .109 .274

quality numbers for a catcher.

damon,johnny 511 66 57 14 35 .114 .888 .108 .305
redmond,mike 222 18 25 2 13 .075 .887 .076 .241
batista,tony 486 19 55 23 23 .038 .887 .107 .243
ensberg,morgan 371 33 42 8 21 .082 .887 .088 .272

what happened to his power?

vizcaino,jose 256 14 29 2 17 .052 .887 .084 .289
ward,daryle 203 11 23 12 13 .051 .887 .139 .270

used to be a prospect. maybe he can still make it.

renteria,edgar 490 33 56 9 32 .063 .886 .094 .293
gerut,jody 443 56 51 9 33 .112 .885 .107 .255
fullmer,brad 260 30 30 11 20 .103 .885 .135 .233

bad luck.

phillips,jason 286 37 33 5 16 .115 .885 .083 .199

ditto.

huff,aubrey 484 48 56 22 23 .090 .884 .105 .290

aubrey's better than this.

gomez,chris 309 28 36 2 11 .083 .883 .048 .284
rollins,jimmy 521 52 62 8 43 .091 .881 .111 .281

you see how common these numbers are? these are guys we don't need to talk about.

castillo,luis 459 59 55 2 16 .114 .880 .045 .286
tracy,chad 382 35 46 5 27 .084 .880 .095 .293

looks like he's gonna make it.

finley,steve 502 48 61 27 25 .087 .878 .118 .287

still kickin.

ramirez,aramis 442 36 54 27 31 .075 .878 .149 .317

masher.

here's the list:

Player aab w k hr 23 wal con pow avg
bonds,barry 301188 27 36 23 .384 .910 .215 .361
pujols,albert 488 72 41 39 37 .129 .916 .170 .322
suzuki,ichiro 564 40 52 7 26 .066 .908 .064 .366
casey,sean 448 44 28 21 42 .089 .938 .150 .335
loretta,mark 521 54 41 15 41 .094 .921 .117 .343
tejada,miguel 526 47 47 26 37 .082 .911 .132 .313
hatteberg,scott 436 64 34 14 24 .128 .922 .095 .305
ramirez,aramis 442 36 54 27 31 .075 .878 .149 .317

i cut it short. we'll pick up the pieces later. or not. it doesn't matter. there can only be a few players who make a big difference.

where do we put this guy?

helton,todd 438104 54 28 38 .192 .877 .172 .330

there's no question he can hit. but how much of it is coors? i'll stick him between casey and loretta.

grudzielanek,ma 177 13 22 4 9 .068 .876 .084 .301
mclemore,mark 199 32 25 1 9 .139 .874 .057 .251
crawford,carl 540 30 68 8 40 .053 .874 .102 .295

gonna play for a while.

ford,lew 459 68 58 14 31 .129 .874 .112 .302
martinez,victor 427 53 54 20 32 .110 .874 .139 .287

youngsters makin the list.

mauer,joe 110 12 14 6 9 .098 .873 .156 .308

well, he had a good start. can his knees hold up?

alou,moises 484 47 62 32 28 .089 .872 .142 .280

crushin.

Player aab w k hr 23 wal con pow avg
bonds,barry 301188 27 36 23 .384 .910 .215 .361
pujols,albert 488 72 41 39 37 .129 .916 .170 .322
suzuki,ichiro 564 40 52 7 26 .066 .908 .064 .366
casey,sean 448 44 28 21 42 .089 .938 .150 .335
helton,todd 438104 54 28 38 .192 .877 .172 .330
loretta,mark 521 54 41 15 41 .094 .921 .117 .343
tejada,miguel 526 47 47 26 37 .082 .911 .132 .313
martinez,victor 427 53 54 20 32 .110 .874 .139 .287
hatteberg,scott 436 64 34 14 24 .128 .922 .095 .305
ramirez,aramis 442 36 54 27 31 .075 .878 .149 .317
alou,moises 484 47 62 32 28 .089 .872 .142 .280
ford,lew 459 68 58 14 31 .129 .874 .112 .302

it's the left side of the field what drives the cubs these days.

durham,ray 359 45 46 14 20 .111 .872 .109 .254

solid.

clark,howie 117 13 15 3 6 .100 .872 .088 .217
scutaro,marco 385 14 50 6 27 .035 .870 .099 .279
furcal,rafael 438 50 57 12 23 .102 .870 .092 .294
estrada,johnny 376 38 49 8 34 .092 .870 .128 .329

how's that millwood trade look now?

ausmus,brad 337 28 44 4 14 .077 .869 .061 .251
catalanotto,fra 252 21 33 1 20 .077 .869 .096 .293
schneider,brian 343 37 45 12 17 .097 .869 .097 .258
lowell,mike 479 60 63 23 37 .111 .868 .144 .288
payton,jay 372 37 49 5 18 .090 .868 .071 .236
barrett,michael 384 30 51 13 31 .072 .867 .132 .300

another cub who's workin out. and that lowell guy makes the list.

mench,kevin 321 23 43 18 23 .067 .866 .147 .274

showalter is a motherfucker, but i don't know why he didn't give mench more playing time.

guerrero,vladim 500 48 67 28 32 .088 .866 .139 .329

i heard him mentioned as an mvp candidate. this is not an mvp candidate.

erstad,darin 379 31 51 6 26 .076 .865 .098 .316
graffanino,tony 280 30 38 3 11 .097 .864 .058 .263
sheffield,gary 469 90 64 33 24 .161 .864 .141 .297

this is an mvp candidate.

Player aab w k hr 23 wal con pow avg
bonds,barry 301188 27 36 23 .384 .910 .215 .361
pujols,albert 488 72 41 39 37 .129 .916 .170 .322
sheffield,gary 469 90 64 33 24 .161 .864 .141 .297
suzuki,ichiro 564 40 52 7 26 .066 .908 .064 .366
casey,sean 448 44 28 21 42 .089 .938 .150 .335
helton,todd 438104 54 28 38 .192 .877 .172 .330
loretta,mark 521 54 41 15 41 .094 .921 .117 .343
tejada,miguel 526 47 47 26 37 .082 .911 .132 .313
martinez,victor 427 53 54 20 32 .110 .874 .139 .287
hatteberg,scott 436 64 34 14 24 .128 .922 .095 .305
lowell,mike 479 60 63 23 37 .111 .868 .144 .288
ramirez,aramis 442 36 54 27 31 .075 .878 .149 .317
alou,moises 484 47 62 32 28 .089 .872 .142 .280
ford,lew 459 68 58 14 31 .129 .874 .112 .302

and we go on.

crisp,coco 366 23 50 12 21 .059 .863 .104 .285

power's coming around.

rivera,juan 267 22 37 7 19 .076 .861 .113 .285

watch for a big year next year.

wright,david 137 7 19 6 12 .049 .861 .153 .292

i don't know. he's raised multiple levels this year, and each time, his contact has improved. this is his year. he's improving every month. we have a winner.

glanville,doug 144 8 20 2 2 .053 .861 .032 .217
garcia,jesse 115 2 16 1 5 .017 .861 .061 .252
lieberthal,mike 395 39 55 12 27 .090 .861 .115 .255
clark,brady 280 48 39 5 11 .146 .861 .066 .266
roberts,brian 507 59 71 2 40 .104 .860 .096 .278
molina,yadier 107 12 15 0 4 .101 .860 .043 .255
young,michael 548 41 77 15 32 .070 .859 .100 .308
roberts,dave 270 37 38 2 15 .121 .859 .073 .253
relaford,desi 298 34 42 5 11 .102 .859 .063 .231
anderson,marlon 212 13 30 6 11 .058 .858 .093 .227
dejesus,david 233 27 33 3 12 .104 .858 .075 .279

next year, more power.

stynes,chris 162 11 23 1 10 .064 .858 .079 .216
mueller,bill 314 41 45 9 23 .115 .857 .119 .289
reyes,jose 188 4 27 2 15 .021 .856 .106 .261
easley,damion 167 23 24 6 15 .121 .856 .147 .241

small sample size.

mccracken,quint 160 13 23 2 12 .075 .856 .102 .283
perry,herbert 132 17 19 5 3 .114 .856 .071 .223
surhoff,b.j. 235 20 34 5 9 .078 .855 .070 .303
everett,adam 387 25 56 8 17 .061 .855 .076 .273
beltre,adrian 481 39 70 42 25 .075 .854 .163 .342

hee hee. oh yeah. this guy. and let's not forget, he's doing it in the pitcher's park. the pitcher's park.

olerud,john 336 57 49 6 17 .145 .854 .080 .263
cairo,miguel 274 18 40 4 19 .062 .854 .098 .273
utley,chase 217 11 32 12 12 .048 .853 .130 .273
biggio,craig 507 51 75 19 37 .091 .852 .130 .284

still got it. what a great player. what a great career.

fick,robert 216 22 32 6 7 .092 .852 .071 .201
wilson,vance 155 14 23 4 11 .083 .852 .114 .283
gonzalez,juan 128 10 19 5 5 .072 .852 .092 .276
nixon,trot 101 12 15 3 5 .106 .851 .093 .273
giles,brian 490 79 73 18 28 .139 .851 .110 .280

so not worth oliver perez.

lopez,jose 100 4 15 2 3 .038 .850 .059 .240

this one's gonna be good.

sanchez,alex 333 7 50 2 12 .021 .850 .049 .322
lawton,matt 506 64 76 19 19 .112 .850 .088 .281
wells,vernon 415 39 63 15 29 .086 .848 .125 .275

it's been a down year. but he'll be back.

winn,randy 500 53 76 12 36 .096 .848 .113 .289
gonzalez,luis 381 70 58 17 33 .155 .848 .155 .259

woo! talk about bad luck! that average should be 50 points higher. i'm not gonna rank him now, but he'll be back to mash next year.

bell,david 419 53 64 13 27 .112 .847 .113 .286
hummel,tim 111 10 17 1 4 .083 .847 .053 .218
spiezio,scott 345 37 53 10 15 .097 .846 .086 .209
karros,eric 104 7 16 2 6 .063 .846 .091 .194
martinez,ramon 253 24 39 3 15 .087 .846 .084 .249
guillen,jose 480 48 74 26 26 .091 .846 .128 .304
lopez,javy 472 44 73 19 28 .085 .845 .118 .318
palmeiro,orland 109 16 17 3 3 .128 .844 .065 .239
grissom,marquis 461 28 72 17 23 .057 .844 .103 .271
everett,carl 256 25 40 6 15 .089 .844 .097 .257
walker,todd 319 40 50 13 22 .111 .843 .130 .273
wigginton,ty 400 33 63 13 27 .076 .843 .119 .259
lee,carlos 478 48 76 24 33 .091 .841 .142 .303
aurilia,rich 326 33 52 5 18 .092 .840 .084 .253
newhan,david 257 22 41 6 17 .079 .840 .106 .344
jordan,brian 119 12 19 3 10 .092 .840 .130 .195
kapler,gabe 238 11 38 5 14 .044 .840 .095 .271
beltran,carlos 488 75 78 35 33 .133 .840 .166 .270

here's one!

the list:

Player aab w k hr 23 wal con pow avg
bonds,barry 301188 27 36 23 .384 .910 .215 .361
pujols,albert 488 72 41 39 37 .129 .916 .170 .322
sheffield,gary 469 90 64 33 24 .161 .864 .141 .297
beltre,adrian 481 39 70 42 25 .075 .854 .163 .342
beltran,carlos 488 75 78 35 33 .133 .840 .166 .270
suzuki,ichiro 564 40 52 7 26 .066 .908 .064 .366
casey,sean 448 44 28 21 42 .089 .938 .150 .335
helton,todd 438104 54 28 38 .192 .877 .172 .330
loretta,mark 521 54 41 15 41 .094 .921 .117 .343
tejada,miguel 526 47 47 26 37 .082 .911 .132 .313
martinez,victor 427 53 54 20 32 .110 .874 .139 .287
hatteberg,scott 436 64 34 14 24 .128 .922 .095 .305
lowell,mike 479 60 63 23 37 .111 .868 .144 .288
ramirez,aramis 442 36 54 27 31 .075 .878 .149 .317
alou,moises 484 47 62 32 28 .089 .872 .142 .280
ford,lew 459 68 58 14 31 .129 .874 .112 .302

it's obvious (ichiro) that wal con pow doesn't give the complete picture. some guys have old man fuck tricks.

encarnacion,jua 406 33 65 14 24 .075 .840 .111 .237
bennett,gary 181 16 29 2 10 .081 .840 .079 .208
rivas,luis 312 13 50 8 23 .040 .840 .118 .251
ibanez,raul 355 33 57 14 22 .085 .839 .121 .281
gibbons,jay 249 23 40 6 8 .085 .839 .067 .218
quinlan,robb 161 16 26 5 14 .090 .839 .141 .344
belliard,ronnie 504 57 82 7 44 .102 .837 .121 .299
jeter,derek 521 46 85 17 33 .081 .837 .115 .276

yankees suck.

podsednik,scott 508 52 83 11 28 .093 .837 .092 .249
klesko,ryan 317 55 52 5 27 .148 .836 .121 .267

hey, that's not bad.

martinez,tino 377 59 62 20 16 .135 .836 .114 .271

wasn't this guy supposed to be washed up?

rodriguez,ivan 443 36 73 16 28 .075 .835 .119 .333

hmm. cooled off.

morneau,justin 182 18 30 13 10 .090 .835 .151 .267

puttin it all together.

randa,joe 370 39 61 5 24 .095 .835 .094 .278
guillen,carlos 484 52 80 20 45 .097 .835 .161 .319

yup.

conine,jeff 399 40 66 11 27 .091 .835 .114 .275
offerman,jose 150 26 25 2 16 .148 .833 .144 .260
castro,juan 246 11 41 3 21 .043 .833 .117 .245
figgins,chone 464 42 78 4 31 .083 .832 .091 .294
white,rondell 422 47 71 18 23 .100 .832 .117 .282
mora,melvin 416 60 70 22 33 .126 .832 .159 .345

umm . . . motherfucker alert!

barajas,rod 279 11 47 14 19 .038 .832 .142 .243
piazza,mike 362 57 61 17 18 .136 .831 .116 .276
baldelli,rocco 415 31 70 10 22 .070 .831 .093 .279

in a couple years, watch out for the devil rays. i am not kidding.

rocco, crawford, gaithwright, cantu, upton, huff, hall, kazmir, gaudin . . . waechter . . . it's the young and talented that'll jump up and grab a world series.

zaun,gregg 290 45 49 4 22 .134 .831 .108 .284
sledge,terrmel 278 34 47 9 15 .109 .831 .104 .245
anderson,garret 331 22 56 10 14 .062 .831 .087 .311

down year, but he's on fire right now.

valentin,javier 159 14 27 5 8 .081 .830 .098 .217
torrealba,yorvi 141 17 24 4 9 .108 .830 .111 .236
kent,jeff 439 41 75 17 32 .085 .829 .135 .281

winding down.

jimenez,d'angel 455 68 78 10 22 .130 .829 .085 .258

still better than roberto alomar.

wilson,dan 262 21 45 2 11 .074 .828 .060 .243
alomar,roberto 163 14 28 4 7 .079 .828 .081 .259
derosa,mark 291 24 50 3 15 .076 .828 .075 .248
castilla,vinny 477 45 82 25 43 .086 .828 .172 .272

weird . . . he went to colorado, and his contact went down. i guess he started swingin from his heels.

Player aab w k hr 23 wal con pow avg
bonds,barry 301188 27 36 23 .384 .910 .215 .361
pujols,albert 488 72 41 39 37 .129 .916 .170 .322
sheffield,gary 469 90 64 33 24 .161 .864 .141 .297
beltre,adrian 481 39 70 42 25 .075 .854 .163 .342
beltran,carlos 488 75 78 35 33 .133 .840 .166 .270
suzuki,ichiro 564 40 52 7 26 .066 .908 .064 .366
casey,sean 448 44 28 21 42 .089 .938 .150 .335
helton,todd 438104 54 28 38 .192 .877 .172 .330
loretta,mark 521 54 41 15 41 .094 .921 .117 .343
mora,melvin 416 60 70 22 33 .126 .832 .159 .345
tejada,miguel 526 47 47 26 37 .082 .911 .132 .313
guillen,carlos 484 52 80 20 45 .097 .835 .161 .319
martinez,victor 427 53 54 20 32 .110 .874 .139 .287
hatteberg,scott 436 64 34 14 24 .128 .922 .095 .305
lowell,mike 479 60 63 23 37 .111 .868 .144 .288
ramirez,aramis 442 36 54 27 31 .075 .878 .149 .317
alou,moises 484 47 62 32 28 .089 .872 .142 .280
ford,lew 459 68 58 14 31 .129 .874 .112 .302

i may have flipped a few, but it's generally right.

lugo,julio 465 50 80 7 34 .097 .828 .106 .272
crede,joe 395 37 68 16 20 .086 .828 .110 .231
hill,bobby 209 26 36 2 8 .111 .828 .058 .263
williams,bernie 463 70 80 17 25 .131 .827 .110 .256

headed for the cliff.

berroa,angel 393 24 68 5 26 .058 .827 .095 .248

turns out last year was luck.

thomas,charles 156 17 27 3 11 .098 .827 .109 .314

wasn't that fun!

blum,geoff 282 17 49 6 20 .057 .826 .112 .231
feliz,pedro 420 17 73 18 30 .039 .826 .138 .266
freel,ryan 400 66 70 1 21 .142 .825 .067 .273
higginson,bobby 371 61 65 9 20 .141 .825 .095 .253
hollandsworth,t 148 18 26 8 8 .108 .824 .131 .318
berg,dave 148 6 26 3 4 .039 .824 .057 .267
sierra,ruben 244 20 43 15 10 .076 .824 .124 .259
johnson,reed 464 37 82 8 26 .074 .823 .089 .277
millar,kevin 418 57 74 13 28 .120 .823 .119 .292
kata,matt 163 13 29 2 11 .074 .822 .097 .247
rios,alexis 319 20 57 1 28 .059 .821 .111 .292

watch out! he's gonna be a killa!

perez,eddie 128 12 23 2 8 .086 .820 .095 .220
wise,dewayne 122 5 22 3 12 .039 .820 .150 .238
snow,j.t. 277 51 50 9 26 .155 .819 .154 .320

what?

rolen,scott 454 72 82 31 32 .137 .819 .169 .321

yeah. . . . that sounds good. . . .

matos,luis 332 23 60 6 18 .065 .819 .088 .224
santiago,benito 176 10 32 6 10 .054 .818 .111 .274
davanon,jeff 241 35 44 7 13 .127 .817 .102 .304
young,dmitri 278 31 51 10 19 .100 .817 .128 .273
giles,marcus 272 32 50 5 15 .105 .816 .090 .306
blanco,henry 261 16 48 8 15 .058 .816 .108 .204
inge,brandon 293 29 54 10 16 .090 .816 .109 .292

all of a sudden he can hit.

it's not that surprising, really, just a power breakout. he don't have to catch no more.

ventura,robin 113 17 21 3 1 .131 .814 .043 .221
greene,todd 156 8 29 9 10 .049 .814 .150 .271
green,shawn 478 60 89 22 26 .112 .814 .123 .267
konerko,paul 440 59 82 32 17 .118 .814 .137 .278
cabrera,jolbert 267 16 50 5 19 .057 .813 .111 .279
monroe,craig 320 24 60 9 23 .070 .813 .123 .289
harris,willie 319 43 60 0 16 .119 .812 .062 .269
harvey,ken 419 32 79 13 20 .071 .811 .097 .295
long,terrence 265 19 50 2 22 .067 .811 .112 .291
cedeno,roger 143 15 27 2 8 .095 .811 .086 .275
berkman,lance 427119 81 20 33 .218 .810 .153 .307

yep.

hunter,torii 427 33 81 17 32 .072 .810 .142 .273
counsell,craig 393 56 75 2 19 .125 .809 .066 .246
soriano,alfonso 538 38103 24 31 .066 .809 .126 .280
garcia,karim 261 14 50 10 9 .051 .808 .090 .229
chavez,eric 360 73 69 27 16 .169 .808 .148 .282

wow! he's walkin this year!

matsui,hideki 473 75 91 25 27 .137 .808 .136 .299

this guy can play.

hinske,eric 474 49 92 13 21 .094 .806 .089 .254

still young. big year next year.

youkilis,kevin 180 31 35 7 11 .147 .806 .124 .281

not bad for a rookie. nice career ahead of him.

byrnes,eric 452 40 88 19 30 .081 .805 .135 .289
posada,jorge 359 84 70 16 29 .190 .805 .156 .271
rowand,aaron 363 33 71 19 34 .083 .804 .182 .318
uribe,juan 407 31 80 18 28 .071 .803 .141 .270
merloni,lou 183 17 36 4 13 .085 .803 .116 .300
gload,ross 152 12 30 3 8 .073 .803 .090 .291
spencer,shane 187 15 37 4 11 .074 .802 .100 .281
gonzalez,alex_s 217 9 43 7 16 .040 .802 .132 .240
flaherty,john 100 6 20 4 7 .057 .800 .138 .220
nunez,abraham_o 150 9 30 2 6 .057 .800 .067 .248
kielty,bobby 219 34 44 6 13 .134 .799 .109 .202
marrero,eli 194 19 39 8 17 .089 .799 .161 .339
greene,khalil 435 54 88 10 29 .110 .798 .112 .270
teixeira,mark 419 55 85 30 29 .116 .797 .177 .276
mayne,brent 138 19 28 0 7 .121 .797 .064 .219
kennedy,adam 403 45 82 8 17 .100 .797 .078 .269
mabry,john 172 22 35 8 9 .113 .797 .124 .314
menechino,frank 221 35 45 7 15 .137 .796 .125 .276
jones,chipper 371 60 76 25 14 .139 .795 .132 .251
fordyce,brook 122 7 25 1 4 .054 .795 .052 .205
hammock,robby 156 11 32 2 14 .066 .795 .129 .213
hudson,orlando 375 43 77 10 27 .103 .795 .124 .276
cruz,jose 423 73 87 18 25 .147 .794 .128 .230
valent,eric 204 22 42 9 15 .097 .794 .148 .281
nevin,phil 432 54 89 19 29 .111 .794 .140 .314
woodward,chris 194 13 40 1 16 .063 .794 .110 .240
durazo,erubiel 412 47 85 21 28 .102 .794 .150 .327
mateo,ruben 126 11 26 3 7 .080 .794 .100 .206
byrd,marlon 300 25 62 4 12 .077 .793 .067 .224
burnitz,jeromy 440 49 91 32 30 .100 .793 .178 .289
jones,jacque 459 40 95 22 21 .080 .793 .118 .262
gonzalez,alex 446 19 93 18 29 .041 .791 .133 .237
spivey,junior 230 32 48 7 13 .122 .791 .110 .272
hafner,travis 420 71 88 23 38 .145 .790 .184 .307
giambi,jason 233 51 49 11 9 .180 .790 .109 .221
martinez,edgar 392 55 83 9 20 .123 .788 .094 .264
matsui,kazuo 434 41 92 7 33 .086 .788 .117 .275
miller,damian 324 33 69 9 21 .092 .787 .118 .291
infante,omar 374 36 80 11 25 .088 .786 .122 .268
franco,julio 252 29 54 6 15 .103 .786 .106 .297
lee,derrek 484 53104 28 36 .099 .785 .168 .296
salmon,tim 190 16 41 2 7 .078 .784 .060 .253
ojeda,miguel 139 15 30 6 2 .097 .784 .073 .248
rodriguez,alex 491 69106 31 18 .123 .784 .127 .283
mohr,dustan 208 43 45 7 14 .171 .784 .129 .278
matheny,mike 305 19 66 3 17 .059 .784 .084 .245
abreu,bobby 469101102 27 34 .177 .783 .166 .288
drew,j.d. 427 84 93 28 26 .164 .782 .162 .304
luna,hector 110 8 24 2 6 .068 .782 .093 .234
helms,wes 238 25 52 2 11 .095 .782 .070 .263
bigbie,larry 373 37 82 13 17 .090 .780 .103 .268
lane,jason 118 16 26 3 10 .119 .780 .141 .241
boone,bret 479 43106 18 24 .082 .779 .113 .250
griffey,ken 302 46 67 20 18 .132 .778 .162 .253
ortiz,david 482 60107 33 43 .111 .778 .203 .301
overbay,lyle 463 63103 14 42 .120 .778 .156 .313
stairs,matt 332 39 74 15 17 .105 .777 .124 .264
broussard,ben 323 52 72 13 24 .139 .777 .147 .277
mackowiak,rob 417 42 93 15 26 .092 .777 .127 .265
holliday,matt 353 34 79 12 27 .088 .776 .142 .283
gonzalez,luis_a 263 16 59 9 15 .057 .776 .118 .260
thames,marcus 120 9 27 6 10 .070 .775 .172 .252
macias,jose 151 5 34 2 8 .032 .775 .085 .260
bagwell,jeff 447 84101 20 25 .158 .774 .130 .261
clayton,royce 469 46106 8 34 .089 .774 .116 .278
ramirez,manny 455 72103 34 35 .137 .774 .196 .317
walker,larry 176 46 40 10 16 .207 .773 .191 .309
lecroy,matthew 211 18 48 7 9 .079 .773 .098 .258
johnson,nick 252 43 58 7 16 .146 .770 .119 .251
moeller,chad 265 19 61 5 11 .067 .770 .078 .216
mcewing,joe 139 9 32 1 4 .061 .770 .047 .254
koskie,corey 373 55 86 22 20 .129 .769 .146 .249
laird,gerald 134 14 31 0 6 .095 .769 .058 .237
perez,tomas 146 8 34 5 12 .052 .767 .152 .228
mondesi,raul 133 14 31 3 9 .095 .767 .118 .241
tucker,michael 394 63 92 12 25 .138 .766 .123 .264
blake,casey 479 62112 22 31 .115 .766 .144 .273
blalock,hank 499 63117 29 33 .112 .766 .162 .278
matthews,gary_j 264 30 62 11 18 .102 .765 .144 .264
thomas,frank 241 70 57 18 16 .225 .763 .185 .271
bradley,milton 414 68 98 16 19 .141 .763 .111 .269
reese,pokey 223 14 53 3 8 .059 .762 .065 .230
chavez,raul 122 7 29 0 5 .054 .762 .054 .180
olivo,miguel 248 20 59 13 15 .075 .762 .148 .259
laker,tim 117 8 28 3 2 .064 .761 .056 .216
green,nick 229 16 55 3 15 .065 .760 .103 .282
bako,paul 104 9 25 1 5 .080 .760 .076 .183
hidalgo,richard 440 44106 21 28 .091 .759 .147 .260
lamb,mike 186 21 45 9 12 .101 .758 .149 .293
wilson,preston 202 20 49 6 11 .090 .757 .111 .248
cabrera,miguel 478 57116 25 28 .107 .757 .146 .311
dellucci,david 259 41 63 15 12 .137 .757 .138 .273
jenkins,geoff 496 46121 20 31 .085 .756 .136 .253
melhuse,adam 168 15 41 8 9 .082 .756 .134 .256
cuddyer,michael 254 27 62 8 18 .096 .756 .135 .257
bloomquist,will 159 9 39 1 8 .054 .755 .075 .245
ledee,ricky 163 27 40 7 8 .142 .755 .122 .241
patterson,corey 493 40121 18 32 .075 .755 .134 .291
hairston,scott 281 16 69 11 18 .054 .754 .137 .268
phelps,josh 317 26 78 14 16 .076 .754 .126 .247
brito,juan 142 9 35 2 5 .060 .754 .065 .171
laroche,adam 246 22 61 8 18 .082 .752 .141 .253
dye,jermaine 475 46118 20 26 .088 .752 .129 .261
jones,andruw 456 63114 21 35 .121 .750 .164 .262
nunez,abraham 160 17 40 5 6 .096 .750 .092 .225
crosby,bobby 433 52109 17 28 .107 .748 .139 .249
davis,ben 127 7 32 5 7 .052 .748 .126 .238
castillo,jose 292 20 74 6 13 .064 .747 .087 .259
delgado,carlos 359 59 91 22 17 .141 .747 .146 .243
brown,dee 141 4 36 2 4 .028 .745 .057 .243
halter,shane 109 7 28 4 5 .060 .743 .111 .202
mccarty,dave 139 16 36 3 9 .103 .741 .117 .246
glaus,troy 108 16 28 11 9 .129 .741 .250 .296
sweeney,mark 154 28 40 8 13 .154 .740 .184 .287
wilkerson,brad 452 90118 25 30 .166 .739 .165 .257
molina,jose 191 9 50 3 10 .045 .738 .092 .251
lankford,ray 189 29 50 5 15 .133 .735 .144 .258
garcia,danny 120 29 32 3 8 .195 .733 .125 .227
floyd,cliff 337 44 90 17 21 .115 .733 .154 .266
larue,jason 329 43 88 13 20 .116 .733 .137 .248
zeile,todd 286 38 77 6 14 .117 .731 .096 .236
grabowski,jason 148 16 40 7 7 .098 .730 .130 .236
varitek,jason 370 58101 17 23 .136 .727 .149 .306
sanders,reggie 365 28100 20 24 .071 .726 .166 .253
michaels,jason 175 33 48 4 4 .159 .726 .063 .247
grieve,ben 233 39 64 7 15 .143 .725 .130 .260
choi,hee_seop 331 65 91 15 21 .164 .725 .150 .257
escobar,alex 152 24 42 1 10 .136 .724 .100 .211
hall,bill 318 14 88 8 20 .042 .723 .122 .256
cruz,jacob 121 16 34 3 7 .117 .719 .115 .240
ginter,keith 276 29 78 11 15 .095 .717 .131 .247
nix,laynce 251 17 71 13 17 .063 .717 .167 .269
terrero,luis 106 17 30 2 8 .138 .717 .132 .292
sosa,sammy 376 47107 29 17 .111 .715 .171 .254
hernandez,jose 164 21 47 10 7 .114 .713 .145 .293
thome,jim 430 87124 38 27 .168 .712 .212 .283
edmonds,jim 418 85122 36 34 .169 .708 .236 .306
burrell,pat 362 66106 18 16 .154 .707 .133 .263
johnson,charles 289 50 85 13 20 .147 .706 .162 .240
larson,brandon 119 16 35 3 6 .119 .706 .107 .212
munson,eric 275 32 81 17 14 .104 .705 .160 .222
wilson,craig 465 65137 25 34 .123 .705 .180 .275
pena,carlos 376 50111 19 21 .117 .705 .151 .247
jacobsen,bucky 136 15 41 9 7 .099 .699 .168 .281
mirabelli,doug 121 13 37 8 7 .097 .694 .179 .289
guiel,aaron 124 18 38 5 4 .127 .694 .105 .161
valentin,jose 378 36116 26 20 .087 .693 .176 .223
cameron,mike 425 61131 28 25 .126 .692 .180 .236
lopez,felipe 139 13 43 4 11 .086 .691 .156 .239
pratt,todd 102 13 32 0 3 .113 .686 .043 .238
bay,jason 295 34 93 20 21 .103 .685 .203 .306
cash,kevin 171 14 54 3 9 .076 .684 .103 .194
bellhorn,mark 408 76129 13 31 .157 .684 .158 .262
werth,jayson 177 21 56 11 8 .106 .684 .157 .267
leone,justin 103 12 33 6 5 .104 .680 .157 .214
pena,wily_mo 291 24 97 22 9 .076 .667 .160 .251
dunn,adam 446 94150 38 26 .174 .664 .216 .274
kearns,austin 103 20 35 3 4 .163 .660 .103 .223
ross,dave 134 18 46 4 4 .118 .657 .091 .185
clark,tony 223 27 78 15 12 .108 .650 .186 .235
pellow,kit 121 12 43 2 6 .090 .645 .103 .240
buck,john 145 11 53 6 3 .071 .634 .098 .214

 
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