June 01, 2013

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle:

A place to discuss the sports stories that aren't making news, share links that aren't quite front-page material, and diagram plays on your hand. Remember to count to five Mississippi before commenting in anger.

posted by huddle to general at 06:00 AM - 6 comments

Miguel Cabrera is entering uncharted waters, the first player in MLB history to enter the month of June with a batting avg. of at least .340 and at least 15 HR and 60 RBI.

Now cut grum loose on that.

posted by yerfatma at 07:45 AM on June 01

That's a tough one to search for, as the splits are done by month (or March/April), and you have to manually look for March/April/May totals.

I can tell you that it looks like they are using the AVG and RBI totals to exclude players. Considering that those are exhibit 1a and 1b for overrated batting stats, I'm not surprised that much better seasonal starts are being excluded.

The standard:

Miguel Cabrera, March/April/May 2013:
.372 AVG, 1.116 OPS, 15 HR, 61 RBI

For comparison:

Babe Ruth, March/April/May 1928:
.364 AVG, 1.399 OPS, 19 HR, 49 RBI

Mark McGwire, March/April/May 1998:
.322 AVG, 1.331 OPS, 27 HR, 68 RBI

Jimmie Foxx, March/April/May 1932:
.417 AVG, 1.348 OPS, 17 HR, 50 RBI

Mickey Mantle, March/April/May 1956:
.414 AVG, 1.356 OPS, 20 HR, 50 RBI

posted by grum@work at 10:39 AM on June 01

So Grum, give us a full, injury-free season projection for Cabrera.

posted by billsaysthis at 10:51 AM on June 01

Heh. I wish. I have him on my Scoresheet team, and he's a monster.

For fun:

46 HR, 149 RBI

Will not win the triple crown because Chris Davis will hit 51 HR.

posted by grum@work at 11:59 AM on June 01

Chris Davis is worse than Hitler.

posted by NoMich at 04:03 PM on June 01

Matt Cooke got tossed from the game for a dangerous hit?

posted by grum@work at 09:21 PM on June 01

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