Just out of curiosity, I ran a query on all batting seasons where the position player was younger than 23 and posted a wOBA higher than .400 in at least 400 PA's. Naturally, most of the names that showed up you would expect. Hall of Famers like Eddie Mathews, Hank Aaron, Al Kaline, Mickey Mantle, Frank Robinson, and Johnny Bench all made an appearance. Additionally, a more contemporary crew of likely future-HOFers like Albert Pujols, Alex Rodriguez, and The Kid all showed up, which was not at all surprising either.
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Messing around with the baseball data bank I happened across the brief career of Jose de Jesus. En espanol, that translates as 'Jose of Jesus'. In many ways he is the quintessential player that time forgot. And were it not for one bizarre statistical occurrence in his 1991 season, he never would have come across my radar. In that year, Jose de Jesus walked more batters than he struck out, but still somehow managed to produce a better-than-average ERA. The baseball gods work in mysterious ways, and for some reason they wanted UI2 to pay homage to Jose de Jesus, to preserve his legacy as one of the luckiest pitchers ever.
|Chicks, dude. Chicks.|