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#121 IndianaTwin

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 08:52 PM

 

Here's something for the stat geeks to check: When was the last time a team had two different players hit 40 HR in consecutive years?

Are you meaning like having Dozier last year and Sano on pace for this year? Or two guys each year?

 

If the former, I suspect it's pretty common. Encarnacion had 42 last year and Donaldson 41 and Bautista 40 in 2016. Trumbo had 47 last year and Davis 47 the year before, etc.

 

 

 


#122 snepp

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 08:55 PM

Baltimore has had a different 40 hr guy in 3 consecutive season.

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#123 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 06:38 AM

Byron Buxton now has a career low K% at 31.5%.
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Posted 22 June 2017 - 07:32 AM

 

Byron Buxton now has a career low K% at 31.5%.

Yayyyyy...??? ;)

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 07:45 AM

 

Yayyyyy...??? ;)

It shows improvement. Buxton's K% by month:

 

April: 37.2%

May: 31.3%

June: 25.0%

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 07:46 AM

 

Byron Buxton now has a career low K% at 31.5%.

 

Given his start, that means he's been striking out at a lower pace the last month or so... That's probably more encouraging.

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#127 ashburyjohn

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 06:09 PM

"The record for the longest streak [of appearances without a decision] to start a career, since 1913, appears to be 62 games by Michael Tonkin of the Twins. He had 62 games with no wins, losses or saves before he won an extra-innings game in 2016."-- SABR digest June 21.

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Nothing is over until we decide it is! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?


#128 Doomtints

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 06:28 PM

Buxton has two problems this year. 

 

1) Chasing fastballs: When it comes to fastballs, he loves to swing at pitches that are low and away but can only hit a fastball if it is right down broadway.

 

2) He has a .100 batting average v. "power" pitchers who are no doubt exploiting #1.

 

This, too, is coachable, provided #1 isn't a sign that he can't see the ball.

 

Regarding him playing much better as of late, he was improving in May and through the early part of June, but he his performance has declined a bit over the last week. Not saying I'm concerned, but pointing out that he's not fully baked yet.

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 06:49 PM

Two guys at the same time in back-to-back years?


No. Dozier hit 40 last year. Sano could get to 40 this year. Like that.
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Posted 22 June 2017 - 07:13 PM

 

No. Dozier hit 40 last year. Sano could get to 40 this year. Like that.

 

Gotcha.

 

As already noted, the Orioles have had 3 different guys in the last 3 years.

 

Here's some others I noticed looking at the history of 40+.

 

1929 - Babe Ruth and Mel Ott

1930 - Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig

1931 - Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig

 

87/88 McGwire then Conseco

 

93/94 Williams then Bonds

 

94/95 Griffey then Buhner

96 - Griffey and Buhner

97- Griffey and Buhner

98 - Griffey and Rodriguez

99 - Griffey and Rodriguez

 

Rodriguez and Palmiero then did it twice in Texas in the same season, 01 and 02.

 

Carlos Delgado paired up with Shawn Green and then Tony Batista in back to back years, 99/00.

 

 

 


#131 Willihammer

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 09:29 PM

As of about 6:00 today, there have been more HRs (122) hit at Target Field than any other park in MLB.

 

There were only 116 HR's hit at Target Field in the entire 2010 season.

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Well, there's that.

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Posted 23 June 2017 - 06:20 AM

 

As of about 6:00 today, there have been more HRs (122) hit at Target Field than any other park in MLB.

 

There were only 116 HR's hit at Target Field in the entire 2010 season.

 

I think that says a lot about the evolution of baseball thought...you're seeing more and more dead pull guys.


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Posted 23 June 2017 - 07:19 AM

I think that says a lot about the evolution of baseball thought...you're seeing more and more dead pull guys.

That, or the concrete has finally settled.
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Well, there's that.

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Posted 24 June 2017 - 11:20 AM

That, or the concrete has finally settled.


Or there was a Turley sighting.
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Posted 24 June 2017 - 11:31 AM

 

Or there was a Turley sighting.

That too.

 

Also removing the pines in center field.

Edited by Willihammer, 24 June 2017 - 11:31 AM.

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Well, there's that.

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#136 diehardtwinsfan

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Posted 24 June 2017 - 12:12 PM

 

That, or the concrete has finally settled.

 

now that I think about it... is there a Twins pitching affect that works kind of like park affect?

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