Sunday, December 03, 2006

Carlos Guillen Among Baseball's Most Complete Hitters

This is the third article in a series of articles on run production. The others are linked below:

Run Production 1


Run Production 2


In my previous post on run production, I mentioned that Carlos Guillen was the only Tiger hitter to finish in the top 40 in the league in BA, EOBP and ISO among 126 players with 300 or more PA. How many other hitters in baseball were as well rounded in 2006? Remember that I’m only talking about hitting skills here. Base running is being left out of this for now. Table 1 shows that there were only 5 other American hitters to achieve the trifecta. The biggest surprise on the list was Greg Norton. Remember him? This is the same Greg Norton who batted .174 with a .532 OPS in 99 PA for the Tigers in 2004. I would not count on him showing up on this list again in 2007.


There were also 6 National League hitters among 130 players with 300 or more PA to finish in the top 40 in all 3 categories. There are no huge surprises in the NL although Garrett Atkins got help from Coors Field and really was not in the same class as the top 5. Brad Hawpe also just barely made the list but I crossed him off as he would not have made if I had adjusted the three stats for ballpark.



Table 1: Well Rounded American League Hitters


Player

Team

PA

BA

EOBP

ISO

RC/G

RC/G Rank

Hafner

CLE

564

.308

.190

.350

10.43

1

Ramirez

BOS

558

.321

.181

.298

9.29

2

Dye

CHA

611

.315

.106

.306

8.03

6

Guillen

DET

622

.320

.121

.199

7.51

12

Norton

TB

335

.296

.113

.224

6.95

16

Konerko

CHA

643

.313

.106

.239

6.85

19


Table 2: Well Rounded National League Hitters


Player

Team

PA

BA

EOBP

ISO

RC/G

RC/G Rank

Pujols

STL

634

.331

.151

.340

9.84

1

Howard

PHI

704

.313

.166

.346

9.67

2

Berkman

HOU

646

.315

.158

.306

9.08

3

Cabrera

FLA

676

.339

.142

.229

8.90

5

Jones

ATL

477

.324

.142

.273

8.70

6

Atkins

COL

695

.329

.124

.228

7.06

16

2 comments:

  1. Pretty good for a shortstop.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Yes, he quietly had an outstanding year. He was comparable to Jeter.

    ReplyDelete

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