Did you know that Andre Dawson lead the NL in hit by pitch four times? Hit By Pitch 1978 NL 12 (1st) 1979 NL 6 (9th) 1980 NL 6 (1st) 1981 NL 7 (1st) 1982 NL 8 (2nd) 1983 NL 9 (1st) 1986 NL 6 (6th) 1987 NL 7 (5th) 1993 AL 13 (3rd) Career […]
Archive | July, 2014
The Cubs managed to squeak two players onto the All-Star roster this year. Both Starlin Castro and Anthony Rizzo batted in the same inning. Castro came up first. The announcers were talking about the Cubs young talent; and how Castro is a cornerstone of the talent. He strikes out. Anthony Rizzo steps up as the […]
The player with the best hits-in-a-game ratio so far this year is Juan Lagares of the Mets, hitting safely in 81% of his games this year. (38 games with a hit, 9 games with zero hits). But his at bats per game is awful, ranking at 132nd with 3.61 AB/G. He’s hit leadoff for the […]
Brock Holt is an exciting new choice to use in MLB’s Beat the Streak. Although his GH (Games with a Hit) is quite low, ranked at #146, that’s only because he hasn’t played any games. In fact, if you take his GH/GzH (Games with a Hit divided by Games with zero Hits), he has the […]
Please use this blog post to discuss how you are doing in MLB’s Beat the Streak this year. Ideas for what to talk about: What’s your longest streak this year? Who stopped your streak? Excited about any players you are starting? What is your pick average? Leave your experiences in the comments. Thank you.
Travis Snider tops the list of players to not use for Beat the Streak. Currently he has 43 games without a hit. Since he’s played in 74 games this year, that means he’s gotten a hit in 42% of his games (that percentage is lowest so far in 2014). Not only does his .226 batting […]
Three players share the top spot with 66 games with a hit (GH). Daniel Murphy, Melky Cabrera, and Jose Altuve. Which of these three players should you prefer? You don’t want a player that will get lots of goose eggs in a game (going 0-for-4 or 0-for-3). I call these GzH (Games with zero Hits) […]