View Full Version : The 3 Batting Kings of Their Respective Leagues- Can You Guess the Third?

05-05-2013, 12:32 AM
Sano and Buxton lead their leagues in the key batting stats, as well as other stats. Their triple-stat league-leading slash lines through Saturday's games are simply otherwordly:

Sano: .446/.755/.1201
Buxton: .504/.681/.1185

But there's one more player in the I League who quietly is dominating AAA hitting. The fleet of foot, 29 year old MLB strikeout King, also posesses an incredible triple-stat league-leading slash line:

Clete Thomas: .476/.700/.1176

Clete's K rate is also now down in the low 20% range, well down from his 2010-12 AAA/MLB rate in the 30% range. Assuming Mastro is on the shelf for some time to come, and also assuming that Thomas passes all of his drug tests, does he get another shot as the 4th/5th OF spot on the major league club?

05-05-2013, 01:42 AM
I would not have guessed this.

I know that a lot of people gave up on Clete a long time ago, but if there is a vacancy, it seems like he is earning another chance.

05-05-2013, 01:44 AM
There's nothing wrong with Clete as an extra OF'er that rarely plays. He's the kind of player that you want in that role.

Physics Guy
05-05-2013, 12:30 PM
Just to be clear about those stats:


Question for the group: When the term "triple slash" is used, isn't it usually AVG/OBP/SLG? Not trying to be critical, just a question for future clarification.

On a related note, Beresford and Richardson are near the leaders in AVG and OBP in the Eastern League.