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#1 Brandon

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Posted 29 March 2018 - 11:40 PM

With the season being early its time to bring out the projections based off of the early games in the season.

 

Like right now Zach Duke is striking out batters at a pace of 36 per 9 innings.  

 

Sano is on pace to strike out 486 times this season.  

 

and Rodney is on pace to give up 162 game winning home runs.  

 

Lets see what tomorrow brings.

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Posted 30 March 2018 - 09:48 AM

Ryan LaMarre has the highest batting average in Twins history.

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Posted 30 March 2018 - 10:44 AM

Ryan LaMarre has the highest batting average in Twins history.

Tied with Bobby Korecky.

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Posted 30 March 2018 - 12:48 PM

Brandon, since you posted the first fun with numbers type thread, I'm changing the title of this thread to Fun with Numbers 2018 Edition as this has been a yearly TD tradition.

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Posted 30 March 2018 - 01:22 PM

Not Twins related but Stanton is on pace for 324 HRs, which I believe may be some sort of record.

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Posted 30 March 2018 - 07:33 PM

Byron Buxton stole his 25th consecutive base without getting caught yesterday (dating to back to May 23 of last year), putting him exactly halfway towards Vince Coleman’s MLB record 50 consecutive steals.

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Posted 30 March 2018 - 07:50 PM

Bonus fun with numbers: Buxton’s career stolen base percentage is 89.4%, edging out the all-time career leader in steal percentage, who comes in at 87.9%.

That player is....?

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Posted 30 March 2018 - 08:17 PM

 

Bonus fun with numbers: Buxton’s career stolen base percentage is 89.4%, edging out the all-time career leader in steal percentage, who comes in at 87.9%.

That player is....?

 

Wow -- that's a name I would not have guessed.

 

Interesting top 10 list, though I think baseball-reference should require more than 80 attempts to make the list!


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Posted 31 March 2018 - 08:03 AM

Duke’s xFIP is actually NEGATIVE 1.58
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Posted 01 April 2018 - 03:24 AM

Wow -- that's a name I would not have guessed.

Interesting top 10 list, though I think baseball-reference should require more than 80 attempts to make the list!


For those of you, aside from Indiana Twins, wondering....that would be Alexi Casilla, all time steals percentage leader.

Now, let’s get on with more fun with numbers:

Gibson, on track to allow zero hits in 2018, after going the whole first month giving up none.

Twins starting pitchers, on track to give up zero runs in 2018, after going the whole first month giving up none.

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Posted 01 April 2018 - 05:39 AM

Bonus fun with numbers: Buxton’s career stolen base percentage is 89.4%, edging out the all-time career leader in steal percentage, who comes in at 87.9%.

That player is....?

...Not Byron Buxton.

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Posted 05 April 2018 - 09:59 AM

Twins are the only team in the AL central with a positive run differential.

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Posted 11 April 2018 - 11:42 AM

Through April 10th, the Detroit Country Club hit 2 HRs in 348 ABs.

Shohei Ohtani has 3 HRs in 19 ABs.

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 10:40 PM

Borrowing an early season post of mine from last season.

 

Strikeouts still a team-wide issue for the pitching staff.

K% of 18%, just 0.1% ahead of the Rays for worst in the league.

2016 - 27th
2015 - 30th
2014 - 30th
2013 - 30th
2012 - 30th
2011 - 30th
2010 - 23rd
2009 - 24th
2008 - 24th
2007 - 9th (Johan!)


2017 - 29th
 

2018 - tied for 10th!

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 05:15 PM

3 teams (Reds, Rangers, Marlins) have at least 11 losses.

5 teams (Red Sox, Angels, Mets, Pirates, Diamondbacks) have at least 11 wins.


The Twins have played 11 games.
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Posted 16 April 2018 - 09:23 PM

For those of you, aside from Indiana Twins, wondering....that would be Alexi Casilla, all time steals percentage leader.

I wanted to give others a chance to guess. And now the answer has changed. With two steals this year, Chase Utley has passed Alexi.

The rest of the top 10 is Carlos Beltran, Jack Perconte, Jayson Werth, Kaz Matsui, Eric Byrnes, Jason Bay, Nate McLouthand Jarrod Dyson. To me, Beltran is by far the most impressive, since Dyson is the only one who has even half the steals Beltran does. Worth noting is that Eric Davis and Tim Raines are just outside the top 10.

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 11:31 AM

I posted along these lines elsewhere, but I guess it's worth summarizing: If Ryan LaMarre holds onto his current Twins stats, he will be tied for 14th all-time, in number of PA (8) while maintaining a perfect 1.000 BABIP in a major league season.

 

The list of leaders is heavily populated by pitchers. Gary Waslewski had an incredible 1970, with 19 PA in 32 games, consisting of 1 hit, 1 walk, 2 sacrifice bunts (which slightly unintuitively don't count as "in play"), and 15 strikeouts.

 

Among position players, LaMarre is tied for 4th if things don't change. Outfielder Bill Hall for the Orioles holds the record with his 2012 portfolio of 14 PA divided up among 2 hits (one a home run), 5 walks and 7 strikeouts. Those were his last appearances in the major leagues - you would think he must have realized he couldn't improve on perfection and swiftly retired, but actually he played a couple more years in the minors.

 

The position-player record seems within reach, if Ryan can lace another single or two and make sure to strike out otherwise. Good luck! :)

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Posted 18 April 2018 - 10:43 PM

LaMarre BA > Sano+Castro+Grossman+Morrison
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Posted 19 April 2018 - 06:30 AM

The position-player record seems within reach, if Ryan can lace another single or two and make sure to strike out otherwise. Good luck!

Did I call it, or what? :)

 

After last night's amazing game, Ryan now would stand in second place all-time among single seasons that maintained a 1.000 BABIP. 12 plate appearances. His season batting average is .583.

 

What's also remarkable is that this season brings up his lifetime batting average only to.184, and since he hasn't walked (to speak of) or hit for extra bases (at all), his lifetime OPS is a very empty .399. And his lifetime BABIP has now risen to .300, which is pretty much league average. If he was hitting in bad luck before coming to the Twins, spread over bits and pieces of three seasons, he's pretty much evened things up, all in one month.

 

What a ride for the guy. Hope he's enjoying every second. I am.

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Posted 19 April 2018 - 07:43 AM

 

Did I call it, or what? :)

 

After last night's amazing game, Ryan now would stand in second place all-time among single seasons that maintained a 1.000 BABIP. 12 plate appearances. His season batting average is .583.

 

What's also remarkable is that this season brings up his lifetime batting average only to.184, and since he hasn't walked (to speak of) or hit for extra bases (at all), his lifetime OPS is a very empty .399. And his lifetime BABIP has now risen to .300, which is pretty much league average. If he was hitting in bad luck before coming to the Twins, spread over bits and pieces of three seasons, he's pretty much evened things up, all in one month.

 

What a ride for the guy. Hope he's enjoying every second. I am.

I take it his one out was a K yesterday.  

​Got to admit I kind of like the guy. Hope he keeps this up. I don't get to watch the games, as I'm out of market, but is he hitting the ball hard at least? That BABIP will normalize, but if he's hitting the ball hard, he could be a decent contributor to the team.