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18 hours ago, Philip said:

 What I don’t want is Mark Trumbo Putting up the worst 47 home run season in history, because his defense was… That… Bad

Worst seasons of 45+ homers in history:

                                                                                            
Rk               Player WAR/pos HR Year Age  Tm Lg   G  PA  AB   R   H 2B 3B RBI  BB IBB  SO
1          Jose Canseco     1.5 46 1998  33 TOR AL 151 658 583  98 138 26  0 107  65   5 159
2           Ryan Howard     1.8 48 2008  28 PHI NL 162 700 610 105 153 26  4 146  81  17 199
3           Mark Trumbo     1.9 47 2016  30 BAL AL 159 667 613  94 157 27  1 108  51   1 170
4         Richie Sexson     2.8 45 2001  26 MIL NL 158 667 598  94 162 24  3 125  60   5 178
5      Harmon Killebrew     2.8 48 1962  26 MIN AL 155 666 552  85 134 21  1 126 106   6 142
6           Khris Davis     2.9 48 2018  30 OAK AL 151 654 576  98 142 28  1 123  59   5 175
7           Ryan Howard     2.9 47 2007  27 PHI NL 144 648 529  94 142 26  0 136 107  35 199
8         Richie Sexson     3.2 45 2003  28 MIL NL 162 718 606  97 165 28  2 124  98   7 151
9           Greg Vaughn     3.4 45 1999  33 CIN NL 153 643 550 104 135 20  2 118  85   3 137
10       Prince Fielder     3.6 50 2007  23 MIL NL 158 681 573 109 165 35  2 119  90  21 121

Just three guys managed to hit 45 homers and still be below average.

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4 minutes ago, SteveA said:

Starting at first base in Bradenton today.

Not third base as I initially put, I was misled by an error on the game thread.

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19 minutes ago, SteveA said:

On a lot of HS teams, whoever the best athlete is winds up at shortstop.

The Orioles drafted about 20 SS's last year.   Probably 5 of them actually wind up at that position.

All of these guys were listed as shortstops when drafted: Ron Gant, BJ Surhoff, Brian McRae, Brian Jordan, Gary Sheffield, Reggie Sanders, Marty Cordova, Chuck Knoblauch, Phil Nevin, Trevor Hoffman, Jorge Posada, Chipper Jones, Chase Utley, Michael Cuddyer, Hank Blalock, Adam Jones, Steve Pearce, Dustin Pedroia, Mark Reynolds, Pedro Alvarez, Anthony Rendon, Melvin Upton, Mychal Givens, Billy Hamilton, Brian Dozier, J.T. Realmuto, and Mookie Betts.  And it's almost too unbelievable to be imagine him playing shortstop well, but also Derek Jeter.

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49 minutes ago, DrungoHazewood said:

Worst seasons of 45+ homers in history:

 

                                                                                            
Rk               Player WAR/pos HR Year Age  Tm Lg   G  PA  AB   R   H 2B 3B RBI  BB IBB  SO
1          Jose Canseco     1.5 46 1998  33 TOR AL 151 658 583  98 138 26  0 107  65   5 159
2           Ryan Howard     1.8 48 2008  28 PHI NL 162 700 610 105 153 26  4 146  81  17 199
3           Mark Trumbo     1.9 47 2016  30 BAL AL 159 667 613  94 157 27  1 108  51   1 170
4         Richie Sexson     2.8 45 2001  26 MIL NL 158 667 598  94 162 24  3 125  60   5 178
5      Harmon Killebrew     2.8 48 1962  26 MIN AL 155 666 552  85 134 21  1 126 106   6 142
6           Khris Davis     2.9 48 2018  30 OAK AL 151 654 576  98 142 28  1 123  59   5 175
7           Ryan Howard     2.9 47 2007  27 PHI NL 144 648 529  94 142 26  0 136 107  35 199
8         Richie Sexson     3.2 45 2003  28 MIL NL 162 718 606  97 165 28  2 124  98   7 151
9           Greg Vaughn     3.4 45 1999  33 CIN NL 153 643 550 104 135 20  2 118  85   3 137
10       Prince Fielder     3.6 50 2007  23 MIL NL 158 681 573 109 165 35  2 119  90  21 121

 

Just three guys managed to hit 45 homers and still be below average.

And Ryan Howard came in 2nd in MVP voting that year.

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18 minutes ago, DrungoHazewood said:

All of these guys were listed as shortstops when drafted: Ron Gant, BJ Surhoff, Brian McRae, Brian Jordan, Gary Sheffield, Reggie Sanders, Marty Cordova, Chuck Knoblauch, Phil Nevin, Trevor Hoffman, Jorge Posada, Chipper Jones, Chase Utley, Michael Cuddyer, Hank Blalock, Adam Jones, Steve Pearce, Dustin Pedroia, Mark Reynolds, Pedro Alvarez, Anthony Rendon, Melvin Upton, Mychal Givens, Billy Hamilton, Brian Dozier, J.T. Realmuto, and Mookie Betts.  And it's almost too unbelievable to be imagine him playing shortstop well, but also Derek Jeter.

Shortstops in high school are always one of two things: the best athlete on the team or the coach's son.

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1 hour ago, DrungoHazewood said:

Worst seasons of 45+ homers in history:

 

                                                                                            
Rk               Player WAR/pos HR Year Age  Tm Lg   G  PA  AB   R   H 2B 3B RBI  BB IBB  SO
1          Jose Canseco     1.5 46 1998  33 TOR AL 151 658 583  98 138 26  0 107  65   5 159
2           Ryan Howard     1.8 48 2008  28 PHI NL 162 700 610 105 153 26  4 146  81  17 199
3           Mark Trumbo     1.9 47 2016  30 BAL AL 159 667 613  94 157 27  1 108  51   1 170
4         Richie Sexson     2.8 45 2001  26 MIL NL 158 667 598  94 162 24  3 125  60   5 178
5      Harmon Killebrew     2.8 48 1962  26 MIN AL 155 666 552  85 134 21  1 126 106   6 142
6           Khris Davis     2.9 48 2018  30 OAK AL 151 654 576  98 142 28  1 123  59   5 175
7           Ryan Howard     2.9 47 2007  27 PHI NL 144 648 529  94 142 26  0 136 107  35 199
8         Richie Sexson     3.2 45 2003  28 MIL NL 162 718 606  97 165 28  2 124  98   7 151
9           Greg Vaughn     3.4 45 1999  33 CIN NL 153 643 550 104 135 20  2 118  85   3 137
10       Prince Fielder     3.6 50 2007  23 MIL NL 158 681 573 109 165 35  2 119  90  21 121

 

Just three guys managed to hit 45 homers and still be below average.

Thank you very much for looking this up, I actually thought Trumbo was the worst, but somehow it doesn’t make me feel any better to know that there were other guys who were worse, Ha ha.

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10 minutes ago, Philip said:

Thank you very much for looking this up, I actually thought Trumbo was the worst, but somehow it doesn’t make me feel any better to know that there were other guys who were worse, Ha ha.

You know, Trumbo was a lousy fielder but I feel that 1.6 rWAR really understates his value to that team.   I just feel like he came through in key situations a lot that year.   I don’t think we would have made the playoffs without him.   So shoot me.

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14 minutes ago, Frobby said:

You know, Trumbo was a lousy fielder but I feel that 1.6 rWAR really understates his value to that team.   I just feel like he came through in key situations a lot that year.   I don’t think we would have made the playoffs without him.   So shoot me.

Ok. Stand still.

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1 hour ago, DrungoHazewood said:

Just three guys managed to hit 45 homers and still be below average.

You say below average but I see above replacement. What am I missing?

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1 minute ago, Enjoy Terror said:

You say below average but I see above replacement. What am I missing?

2.0 WAR is considered an average major leaguer. 

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6 minutes ago, Enjoy Terror said:

You say below average but I see above replacement. What am I missing?

Those are two different things.    A replacement player is well below average for a major leaguer.   

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3 minutes ago, El Gordo said:

Maybe it's just me but it sure looks like the boy can hit.

Indeed, but it doesn't matter. Every error or misplay will be magnified to the extreme.

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1 minute ago, UpstateNYfan said:

Indeed, but it doesn't matter. Every error or misplay will be magnified to the extreme.

Has he made a lot of errors so far this ST?

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