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The Random Stat thread....
#41
It's always funny seeing a high strikeout rate along with a high OBP. Intuitively, it seems like players who can take a walk shouldn't be swinging and missing so much, right?

To that end, I ran a report at Fangraphs with a couple filters. Players with a career K% of 25% or higher and an OBP of .350 or higher. It's a pretty short list:

http://www.fangraphs.com/leaders.aspx?po...69&players=

Mike Napoli
Giancarlo Stanton
Adam Dunn
Kris Bryant
Tim Jordan
George Springer
Jack Cust
Craig Wilson
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#42
Jack Cust? Would have never guessed that
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#43
Cust is one of those players that I wish played when Statcast existed. Not exactly the most memorable of careers, but I could see him landing high on the leaderboard in exit velocity. His home splits at the spacious Coliseum from 2007-09 were pretty impressive:

http://www.fangraphs.com/splitstool.aspx...0-4&filter=

.265/.408/.514
.922 OPS
.249 ISO
152 wRC+

For comparison's sake, Josh Donaldson's OPS in his final season in Oakland was .798 and his wRC+ was 130.
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#44
I could be wrong but doesnt Cust have the record for K's in a season (or did at one point).
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#45
He came close but that distinction belongs to Mark Reynolds with 223. Mike Dunn a close 2nd with 222.
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#46
My mistake. Cust set the AL record for K's.
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#47
There are 18 people in baseball history that have a career ERA of infinity. Meaning they allowed at least one run without recording a single out in their career.



The most extreme case belongs to Doc Hamann. In 1922 the  22 year old pitcher made his MLB debut for the Cleveland Indians. He faced 7 batters that day. He walked 3, gave up 3 hits and hit another (and threw a wild pitch) allowing 6 earned runs in the process before he was pulled without recording a single out. 



He never threw another pitch in the majors again and he still holds the record for most batters faced in a career without recording an out.
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#48
(2017-03-20, 07:19 PM)Andrew Wrote: He never threw another pitch in the majors again and he still holds the record for most batters faced in a career without recording an out.

In all the records, in all the sports, I truly believe I could challenge that one.
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#49
(2017-03-21, 12:17 PM)ZappaScores Wrote:
(2017-03-20, 07:19 PM)Andrew Wrote: He never threw another pitch in the majors again and he still holds the record for most batters faced in a career without recording an out.

In all the records, in all the sports, I truly believe I could challenge that one.

don't know man i think you might get yanked after the third batter in todays game lol
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#50
gotta be good enough to get there in the first place.

harder to do today, than in '22.
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#51
Ted Williams played his last season at age 42. He played 113 games and had 390 PA's.

He posted a 184 wRC+.
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#52
That was technically his age 41 season but even so... It was the greatest season in history by a player 40 years or older in terms of wRC+.

Next best was, remarkably, David Ortiz's 2016 season (163 wRC+).

Minimum 350 PA: http://www.fangraphs.com/leaders.aspx?po...&sort=18,d
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(2017-04-08, 06:54 PM)shadylane Wrote: That was technically his age 41 season but even so... It was the greatest season in history by a player 40 years or older in terms of wRC+.

Next best was, remarkably, David Ortiz's 2016 season (163 wRC+).

Minimum 350 PA: http://www.fangraphs.com/leaders.aspx?po...&sort=18,d

Nice. Winfield's 92 season for the Jays cracks the Top 10.
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