Thursday, May 26, 2011
MLB Leaders in Outs Made through May 25, 2011
I was wondering if Derek Jeter had made more outs than anyone else in MLB so far this season, given the fact that he’s the leadoff hitter for MLB’s best offense with an anemic OBP. Here are the top 50, defining outs as at bats minus hits plus sac bunts/flies plus GDP + caught stealing.
|Juan Pierre||White Sox||AL||165|
|Alex Rios||White Sox||AL||154|
|Carl Crawford||Red Sox||AL||151|
|Alexei Ramirez||White Sox||AL||150|
|Dustin Pedroia||Red Sox||AL||147|
|Adrian Gonzalez||Red Sox||AL||145|
|Jacoby Smellsbury||Red Sox||AL||143|
Better than I expected, albeit still not great.
It’s odd to see Albert Pujols on here. He started the year poorly at .150/.222/.225 over his first 10 games, then hit .317/.388/.525 over his next 27 games. Since then he’s hit .241/.302/.328. Apparently no one told him it was his contract year. I thought his market was going to be a bit restricted since the two obvious destinations for him if he wanted to maximize his salary both have 1B signed long-term but this can’t be helping.
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