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Sunday, September 24, 2017

Aaron Judge: 200 SO, joins five others. No Joe DiMaggio he.

Yesterday 25 year old Yankee rookie Aaron Judge had one hit, a single, in four at bats with two strike outs (SO) bringing his season SO total to 201. Judge joins these five players who did it nine times:

RkPlayerYearSOBBOPS+OBPSLGAgeTmLgGPAABRH2B3BHRRBIIBBHBPSHSFGDPSBCSBAOPSPos
1Chris Carter201620676114.321.49929MILNL160644549841222714194190101831.222.821*3/HD
2Chris Davis201621988110.332.45930BALAL1576655669912521038843803610.221.792*3/9D
3Chris Davis201520884147.361.56229BALAL160670573100150310471176805623.262.923*39D
4Chris Carter201321270112.320.45126HOUAL1485855066411324229821405820.223.77037D/H9
5Adam Dunn2012222105114.333.46832CHWAL1516495398711019041963104821.204.800*D3/7H
6Drew Stubbs20112056386.321.36426CINNL158681604921472231544176124010.243.686*8/H
7Mark Reynolds20102118397.320.43326ARINL145596499799917232857905874.198.753*5/3H
8Mark Reynolds200922376127.349.54325ARINL155662578981503014410235038249.260.892*53/H
9Mark Reynolds20082046496.320.45824ARINL152613539871292832897031610112.239.779*5/H3

They all led their league in SO as Judge currently leads. Judge also leads with 46 HR, 118 BB, 120 Runs. Judge has OPS+ 161, which is much higher than the 147 OPS+ for Chris Davis who has the most HR among the 200 SO batters: 47, which led the league in 2008. Chris Carter led in 2016 with 41 HR and 206 SO.

Judge has 519 at bats (AB). Only Dew Stubbs had at least 200 SO and more than 600 AB: 604. Stubbs had the lowest OPS+, only 86, and the fewest HR: 15. What the heck was his Reds manager Dusty Baker thinking? Stubbs had only 44 RBI. Playing CF Stubbs did have 1.8 WAR, which must have all been derived from his fielding.

Mark Reynolds is the only one with fewer than 500 AB: in 2010, 211 SO in 499 AB. That is truly amazing. In 2009 Reynolds set the record, which still stands, with 223 SO but Reynolds had OPS+ 127, second only to 147 for Chris Davis in 2015.

Adam Dunn led his league with 105 BB and also hit 41 HR; OPS+ 114.

Judge has these ratios:
SO/BB: 1.7
SO/HR: 4.4

Judge also tied Joe DiMaggio for third most HR by a Yankee righty batter. Alex Rodriguez hit 48 and 54. DiMaggio hit more than 39 HR only once, the 46 in 1937. That season in 621 AB DiMaggio had 37 SO and 64 BB for these ratios:

SO/BB: 0.58
SO/HR: 0.80

In 1941 DiMaggio had his famous 56 game hitting streak. And in 541 AB he also had his best full season numbers: 13 SO, 76 BB. DiMaggio hit 30 HR in 1941.

1 comment:

patthecatman said...

i had a big laugh when i saw judge's stats, esp compared to joltin joe's. no comparison, and joe had much more distant fences to shoot at, stadium and others. after 1937, the word was "pitch him away". still, his stats were great, and he lost 3 whole years to the army air force, something judge and his playmates won't have to worry about.