06-26-2012, 12:41 AM #1
Ben Revere is 28% away from an all time record
He has 682 career plate apperances. He has zero home runs.
The all time record for most plate apperances without a home run is by Bill Holbert with 2,396. Holbert played between 1876-1888.
In the modern era, the record is Tom Oliver with 2,072 plate apperances. He played from 1930-1933.
At the rate that Revere is gathering plate apperances and assuming he stays in the everyday lineup from now on, he will likely surpass Holbert around the 2015 season, when he'll be just 27 years old.
Of course, he could always manage an inside the park home run. Hell, he almost did it with a simple gapper in Detroit, and it only takes one outfielder with Torii Hunter-like aspirations for Revere to pull it off.
"Mediocre breaking balls are a gift from God." - Kirby Puckett
06-26-2012, 12:56 AM #2
Yeah, I believe he'll get an inside-the-parker before he has a chance to set any record. He's come close on multiple occasions already.
06-26-2012, 01:02 AM #3
If Revere keeps increasing his strength, then on a windy day at smaller ballpark, he might just hit one out.
06-26-2012, 03:24 AM #4
Not to be "that guy", but Ben Revere is the same height as Kirby Puckett was. I don't see any reason why he couldn't develop the muscle and technique to drive the ball out now and then.
06-26-2012, 04:38 AM #5
06-26-2012, 06:43 AM #6
I expect that he'll smile a ball right out of the park any day now.
06-26-2012, 08:19 AM #7
Revere is going to be the happiest person in the world when he finally gets that (inside the park) HR.
I think that will happen before he even gets close to the record.Posts on other sites:
06-26-2012, 08:27 AM #8
I won't be impressed with an ITP HR unless he does a somersault while running from third to home.
06-26-2012, 08:38 AM #9
Revere did manage to hit 5 HR in the minor leagues, I'm curious to know how many actually cleared a fence.
I can't see Revere ever getting more than 1 HR in a single season in the majors, but if Jason Tyner can clear a fence I imagine Revere to manage to do it in the next 4 years.
06-26-2012, 08:49 AM #10
Where is Al Newman on that list? Gladden said during last night's radio broadcast he kept track of BP home runs so he had something to count.
06-26-2012, 08:55 AM #11
Revere's approach right now is in no way geared towards hitting HR's. With his short compact swing, we will likely see what we have been seeing... until he makes the adjustments to add some pop. I love the Kirby Pucket comparisons, look at Puck's first two years as a Twin. In a total of 1248 AB's he hits a total of 4 HR's all of them coming in his second season. Third season, Kirby hits 31 HR's in 680 AB's... and well for the rest of his career you all know how it went.
Who was responsible for Kirby's sudden climb into power hitter immortality? And whose to say that this can't happen for Benny Boy?? I know many people may laugh at this, and I am very skeptical myself, but wouldn't it be a pleasant surprise if this was the case?
06-26-2012, 09:00 AM #12
On a Revere related note: how many more PAs does Revere need to be considered among the league leaders in BA? Just curious when we'll see his name in the top 5.
06-26-2012, 09:02 AM #13
The Kirby comparisons make my head hurt.
But for the sake of nipping it in the bud I will point out that Puckett always had some gap power in the minors (along with hitting 10 HR in 800 at bats- not a ton but way more than Revere) Puckett also hit plenty of doubles etc, so a guy like him increasing his Home Run power was the most unexpected thing in the world.
Revere on the other hand has never had gap power in the minors or the majors, he is a singles hitter, he will not suddenly go from being a singles hitter to hitting 10+ Home Runs a year.
Can Revere hit a home run before breaking the record? Yes
Will he ever come close to anything that resembles Home Run power? No
06-26-2012, 09:05 AM #14
It's hard not to enjoy what the kid is doing right now; I only worry that it might be his absolute ceiling. But if he keeps hitting at a .300 clip and swiping bases, he'll be a great OF option until he's 30 or so when that kind of player typically falls on his face from diminishing athleticism.
Every day he keeps doing this, I think it becomes clearer that JR needs to trade Span. I like Denard but there is little reason to keep running him out there if Revere can do the same thing with better defense.
Unless, of course, the Twins somehow find a way to contend this season... An unlikely scenario but we've seen this team do it before.
06-26-2012, 09:11 AM #15
Uhh...who is JR? Do you mean Terry Ryan?
Personally, as a fan I'd rather see Revere hit an inside the park home run than clear the fences. Waaay more exciting
06-26-2012, 09:16 AM #16
But yes, I am speaking about Jerry (Terry) Ryan.
06-26-2012, 09:47 AM #17
Based on your screen name I would say you have other things making your head hurt! haha
But seriously, as I stated before I am very skeptical about that ever really happening, and would be happy with Revere being successful in any way shape or form.
06-26-2012, 10:17 AM #18
And yeah, I'm becoming increasingly convinced that Span is a goner at the deadline, or during the offseason at the latest.
06-26-2012, 10:25 AM #19
06-26-2012, 10:30 AM #20
Revere had some pretty decent gap power in the minors, but I'd be pretty surprised if this doesn't end up being his best season in the majors, assuming he keeps this level of performance up the rest of the season.
Sadly you're probably right about Span, but I am sure they're going to get a lot less than full value for him and they probably should just hang onto him