Bases and Runs 2018 - after June

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AFTER JUNE

AL

Bases Produced
Mike Trout, Angels 273 in 84 games (3.25) and 372 plate appearances (.734)
Jose Ramirez, Indians in 80 games (3.09) and 357 plate appearances (.692)
J. D. Martinez, Red Sox 231 in 80 games (2.89) and 344 plate appearances (.672)
Francisco Lindor, Indians 226 in 80 games (2.825) and 375 plate appearances (.603)
Aaron Judge, Yankees 220 in 78 games (2.82) and 351 plate appearances (.627)
Alex Bregman, Astros 220 in 82 games (2.68) and 371 plate appearances (.593)
Mookie Betts, Red Sox 220 in 64 games (3.44) and 290 plate appearances (.759)
Andrew Benintendi, Red Sox 213 in 80 games (2.66) and 358 plate appearances (.595)
Sin-Soo Choo, Rangers 208 in 80 games (2.60) and 369 plate appearances (.564)
Jose Altuve, Astros 208 in 85 games (2.45) and 373 plate appearances (.558)

(The 63 AL players who were in the top 50 in RBIs or runs scored averaged 170 bases produced.)

Comments: Mike Trout still leads this list but Mookie Betts rate of production is impressive. If he played 84 games at that rate, he’d have 289 bases produced barely half way through the season. Over 162 games at that rate, he’d have 557 bases. The only guys who have ever had more are named Ruth, Gehrig and Bonds.


Runs Produced
J. D. Martinez, Red Sox 100 in 80 games (1.25) and 344 plate appearances (.291)
Jean Segura, Mariners 98 in 77 games (1.27) and 346 plate appearances (.283)
Andrew Benintendi, Red Sox 96 in 80 games (1.20) and 358 plate appearances (.268)
Francisco Lindor, Indians 92 in 80 games (1.125) and 375 plate appearances (.245)
Mike Trout, Angels 91 in 84 games (1.08) and 372 plate appearances (.245)
Eddie Rosario, Twins 90 in 78 games (1.15) and 331 plate appearances (.272)
Alex Bregman, Astros 89 in 82 games (1.05) and 371 plate appearances (.240)
Jose Altuve, Astros 89 in 85 games (1.05) and 373 plate appearances (.239)
George Springer, Astros 87 in 82 games (1.06) and 372 plate appearances (.234)
Aaron Judge, Yankees 87 in 78 games (1.12) and 351 plate appearances (.248)

(The 63 AL players who were in the top 50 in RBIs or runs scored averaged 72 runs produced)

Comments: So where is Mookie Betts? He fell two short of the list:
Mookie Betts, Red Sox 85 in 64 games (1.33) and 290 plate appearances (.293)
Again, the rate of production tops everyone else. Over 162 games that would get him 215 runs produced. That’s been topped many times but not since 2007.


Clutch Percentage
Evan Gattis, Astros 54 RBI from 118 batting bases = .458
Edwin Encarncion, Indians 54 RBI from 130 batting bases = .415
Denard Span, Rays/Mariners 39 RBI from 95 batting bases = .411
Gary Sanchez, Yankees 41 RBI from 100 batting bases = .410
Mitch Haniger, Mariners 62 RBI from 155 batting bases = .400
Khris Davis, Athletics 55 RBI from 139 batting bases = .396
Yonder Alonso, Indians 43 RBI from 111 batting bases = .387
Carlos Correa, Astros 49 RBI from 129 batting bases = .380
Nomar Mazara, Rangers 55 RBI from 149 batting bases = .369
Wilson Ramos, Rays 43 RBI from 117 batting bases = .368

Comments: Astros keep showing up on these lists. It’s not how great your best players are. It’s how many of them you have.


Pitcher’s On Base Percentage
Corey Kluber, Indians 98 baserunners of 428 batters faced = .229
Justin Verlander, Astros 108 baserunners of 461 batters faced = .234
Chris Sale, Red Sox 112 baserunners of 454 batters faced = .
Gerrit Cole Astros 107 baserunners of 431 batters faced = .248
Blake Snell, Rays 106 baserunners of 402 batters faced = .264
Jose Berrios, Twins 114 baserunners of 429 batters faced = .266
J. A. Hopp, Blue Jays 106 baserunners of 393 batters faced = .270
Luis Severino, Yankees 120 baserunners of 434 batters faced = .276
James Paxton, Mariners 116 baserunners of 419 batters faced = .277
Trevor Bauer, Indians 130 baserunners of 468 batters faced = .278

Comments: Verlander and Cole make a nice 1-2 punch for the Astros. Throw in Charlie Morton from the list below and you have three guys few teams are equipped to match. They have a combined won-loss record of 28-7.


Pitcher’s Scoring Percentage
Luis Severino Yankees 26 earned runs from 120 baserunners = .217
Charlie Morton, Astros 27 earned runs from 115 baserunners = .235
Tyler Skaggs, Angels 27 earned runs from 115 baserunners = .235
Trevor Bauer, Indians 31 earned runs from 130 baserunners = .238
Blake Snell, Rays 26 earned runs from 106 baserunners = .245
CC Sabathia, Yankees 28 earned runs from 109 baserunners = .257
Justin Verlander, Astros 28 earned runs from 108 baserunners = .259
Chris Sale, Red Sox 31 earned runs from 112 baserunners = .277
Mike Clevinger, Indians 35 earned runs from 124 baserunners = .282
Gerrit Cole, Astros 31 earned runs from 107 baserunners = .290

Comments: Corey Kluber and Max Scherzer led in on base percentage. Their ERAs are 2.54 and 2.04, respectively. Luis Severino and Jacob DeGrom led in scoring percentage. Their ERAs are 2.10 and 1.84, both of which are the top figures in their leagues. It suggests that what you do with the runners on base is even more important than how often you allow them to get there.


NL

Bases Produced
Freddie Freeman, Braves 223 in 81 games (2.75) and 365 plate appearances (.611)
Nolan Arenado, Rockies 216 in 77 games (2.81) and 339 plate appearances (.637)
Paul Goldschmidt, D-Backs 206 in 81 games (2.54) and 356 plate appearances (.579)
Bryce Harper, Nationals 205 in 80 games (2.56) and 352 plate appearances (.582)
Trevor Story, Rockies 204 in 83 games (2.46) and 354 plate appearances (.576)
Ozzie Albies, Braves 203 in 80 games (2.54) and 374 plate appearances (.543)
Cesar Hernandez, Phillies 198 in 81 games (2.44) and 365 plate appearances (.542)
Nick Markakis, Braves 195 in 81 games (2.41) and 361 plate appearances (.540)
Joey Votto, Reds 194 in 82 games (2.37) and 359 plate appearances (.540)
Trea Turner, Nationals 193 in 81 games (2.38) and 364 plate appearances (.530)

(The 69 AL players who were in the top 50 in RBIs or runs scored averaged 160 basess produced)

Comments: Nobody in the NL is close to the base production of Trout or Betts in the AL. Why is Bryce Harper hitting .219?!? Fortunately he walks a lot and hits for power. He hit .330 in 2015, .243 in 2016, .319 in 2017 and now .219 in 2018. Is it an even year jinx?


Runs Produced
Nick Markakis, Braves 96 in 81 games (1.1851) and 361 plate appearances (.266)
Ozzie Albies, Braves 95 in 80 games (1.1875) and 374 plate appearances (.254)
Javier Baez, Cubs 94 in 79 games (1.1898) and 308 plate appearances (.305)
Nolan Arenado, Rockies 91 in 77 games (1.1818) and 339 plate appearances (.268)
Freddie Freeman, Braves 91 in 81 games (1.12) and 365 plate appearances (.249)
Scooter Jennett, Reds 89 in 80 games (1.11) and 331 plate appearances (.269)
Trevor Story, Rockies 86 in 83 games (1.04) and 354 plate appearances (.243)
Eugenio Suarez, Reds 82 in 66 games (1.24) and 289 plate appearances (.284)
Brian Anderson, Marlins 84 in 82 games (1.02) and 354 plate appearances (.237)
Rhys Hoskins, Phillies 81 in 72 games (1.125) and 306 plate appearances (.265)
Charlie Blackmon, Rockies 81 in 78 games (1.04) and 351 plate appearances (.231)
Carlos Santana, Phillies 81 in 81 games (1.00) and 347plate appearances (.233)
Paul Goldschmidt, D-Backs 81 in 81 games (1.00) and 356 plate appearances (.228)

(The 69 AL players who were in the top 50 in RBIs or runs scored averaged 69 runs produced)

Comments: That’s a heck of a race for first place. But don’t tell anybody: the best run producer in the National League is Eugenio Suarez of the Reds.

Clutch Percentage
Adam DuVal, Reds 49 RBI from 101 batting bases = .485
Anthony Rizzo, Cubs 55 RBI from 115 batting bases = .478
Johan Camargo, Braves 35 RBI from 82 batting bases = .427
Eugenio Suarez, Reds 60 RBI from 141 batting bases = .426
Francisco Cervelli, Pirates 54 RBI from 138 batting bases = .424
Daniel Decaiso, D-Backs 42 RBI from 100 batting bases = .420
Matt Adams, Nationals 36 RBI from 88 batting bases = .409
Yasmani Grandal, Dodgers 39 RBI from 96 batting bases = .406
Rhys Hoskins, Phillies 50 RBI from 126 batting bases = .3968
Carlos Santana, Phillies 48 RBI from 121 batting bases = .3967

Comments: My friend, Accurater has to like this list. He’s rooted for the Reds since they were the Chief’s parent club back in the 1940’s and the Cubs since he lived in Chicago back in the 60’s. They’ve got the two best clutch hitters in the major leagues.


Pitcher’s On Base Percentage (baserunners from hits, walks and being hit by a pitch)
Max Scherzer, Nationals 103 baserunners of 445 batters faced = .231
Patrick Corbin, D-Backs 108 baserunners of 419 batters faced = .258
Miles Mikolas, Cardinals 106 baserunners of 411 batters faced = .258
Aaron Nola, Phillies 112 baserunners of 425 batters faced = .264
Jacob DeGrom, Mets 113 baserunners of 426 batters faced = .265
Ross Stripling, Dodgers 83 baserunners of 309 batters faced = .269
Zack Greinke, D-Backs 118 baserunners of 421 batters faced = .280
Mike Foltynewicz, Braves 97 baserunners of 345 batters faced = .281
Stephen Strasburg, Nationals 92 baserunners of 327 batters faced = .281
Jon Lester, Cubs 108 baserunners of 382 batters faced = .283
Alex Wood, Dodgers 103 baserunners of 364 batters faced = .283

Comments: Scherzer is 0.27 ahead of Corbin and Mikolas who are 0.25 ahead of the 10th place guy.

Pitcher’s Scoring Percentage
Jacob DeGrom, Mets 22 earned runs from 113 baserunners = .195
Ross Stripling, Dodgers 17 earned runs from 83 baserunners = .205
Mike Foltynewicz, Braves 20 earned runs from 97 baserunners = .206
Jon Lester, Cubs 23 earned runs from 108 baserunners = .213
Max Scherzer, Nationals 26 earned runs from 103 baserunners = .252
Sean Newcomb, Braves 28 earned runs from 110 baserunners = .255
Aaron Nova, Phillies 30 earned runs from 112 baserunners = .268
Miles Mikola, Cardinals 30 earned runs from 106 baserunners = .283
Gio Gonzalez, Nationals 35 earned runs from 122 baserunners = .287
Michael Wacha, Cardinals 30 earned runs from 106 baserunners = .283

Comments: Jake DeGrom’s record: 18 starts, 9 decisions, 5 wins, 4 losses. He has a 1.79 ERA, 0.37 better than second place Scherzer and 0.19 ahead of AL leader Luis Severino. He has 142 strike-outs in 115 1/3 innings and a walk-to-strike-out ratio of 4.9-1. If the Mets could just score some runs for him, he’d be a major contender for the Cy Young award.
 
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