So, since we’re still twiddling our thumbs in the land of the Diamondbacks, waiting for something to happen (or dreading that something bad will happen), today’s post is very, very random.
Today, I have compiled a list of random stats from the 2011 season.
Because you can never have too many ridiculous baseball stats.
For what its worth, I have limited my selection to those Snakes on the original post-season roster. Because doing this for everyone who played a game for the Diamondbacks this season? Well, now, that would just be ridiculous. (Which, obviously, this post is not. In any way.)
Micah Owings – Was the only pitcher who’s batting average = his OBP = slugging percentage.
Brad Ziegler – Had the lowest batting average against of any member of the pitching staff when facing RH batters (0.170).
David Hernandez – Had the lowest batting average against of the entire pitching staff… with the bases empty.
Ian Kennedy – As a hitter, led the Dbacks pitching staff with the most strikeouts. And, the most walks. Also, he pitched pretty well, too.
Joe Saunders – Caught more base stealers than any other member of the pitching staff.
Bryan Shaw – In a very small sample size, had a k/9 of 18.00 against the SF Giants. Of course, he also walked as many as he struck out.
J.J. Putz – Led the team in K/9 by more than a full point after the all-star break.
Daniel Hudson – As a hitter, he had nearly 2x as many total bases (24) as the next closest pitcher (13, Joe Saunders).
Joe Paterson – Had the lowest WHIP at home all season. Also, had the lowest WHIP and ERA in NLDS (he faced one batter and struck him out).
Josh Collmenter – Threw the only Quality Start in the LDS.
Jarrod Parker – Has only had to pitch to one batter with anyone on base. He struck him out.
Henry Blanco – Had the highest OPS of any position player on the Dbacks last year… with no one on base.
Miguel Montero – Had the longest hitting streak on the team this year (18 games).
Aaron Hill – Highest BA on the team with a 3-2 count.
Sean Burroughs – Saw the highest number of pitches per PA with the bases loaded (8.00)
Ryan Roberts – Was the man most likely to come to bat with the bases loaded (15 times), he hit 0.462 with the bases loaded with a 0.533 OBP. (Also, is the subject of the WPA graph that is posted at the top of today’s entry. With his bases loaded, bottom of the 10th, ultimate (walk-off) grand-slam against the Dodgers, he pretty much maxed out the Win Probability Added statistic. See fangraphs for more info.)
John McDonald -Was the only Dback to have his only at-bat of a game come with the bases loaded. Twice.
Willie Bloomquist – Had the most stolen bases in the NLDS with 3.
Geoff Blum – Was most likely to walk when used as a pinch hitter (3).
Lyle Overbay – Had the greatest number of walks per PA (0.5) during day games.
Paul Goldschmidt – Had the highest batting average of any position player in an 0-2 count.
Collin Cowgill – Was the only DBack to bat 1.000 in the NLDS. He went 1-for-1 with a single and 2 RBIs.
Gerardo Parra – Had the highest quadruple slash line of any Diamondbacks position player in interleague play this year.
Justin Upton – Led the team in HR, in the 7th inning or later (10), and pretty much every other offensive category. And, being HBP. There was no contest. Though, with the trade of Carlos Quentin to the Padres, it’s going to be a tight race to be the top of the NL this year.
Chris Young – Led the team in power and extra-base hits in the NLDS. Good timing.
And, now you know. Go forth and impress your friends and family with your wealth of random knowledge.