Ichiro Suzuki: is he the most overrated player this millennium? Thursday, July 26, 2012
Ichiro Suzuki ... the guy does not walk and does not hit home runs
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Not only doesn't he hit home runs, he hardly hits doubles or triples, either. Career isolated power under .100.
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Isolated Power or ISO is a sabermetrics baseball statistic which measures a batter's raw power. The formula is Slugging Percentage minus Batting Average, which removes all the singles that are included in SLG%. The final result measures how many extra bases a player averages per at bat.
I ran a query at baseball-reference.com for batters 1901-2012 with at least 5,000 AB and ISO at least .095 to include Suzuki whose ISO is currently .096. 666 batters were found, led by Babe Ruth at .348.