50. In fact, 23 players stole at least 30 bases in '12, the most in a season since 1999.
51. The number of 30-plus base-stealers has gone up every year since 2008: 16, 17, 19, 20 and last year's 23.
52. In each of the past five seasons, Michael Bourn has stolen at least 40 bases.
53. No other player in the majors has more than three such seasons in that span.
54. And other than Bourn, only B.J. Upton has at least 30 steals each of the past five years.
55. Over the past two seasons, only Robinson Cano, Miguel Cabrera, Ryan Braun and Albert Pujols have more extra-base hits than … Alex Gordon.
56. In every season of his career, Trevor Cahill has improved his K/9 IP rate.
57. He has decreased his HR/9 rate each season, as well.
58. Brandon Morrow's BABIP against in the past three seasons, starting in 2010: .344, .301, .253.
59. In the past two seasons combined, in 669 at-bats, Allen Craig has 33 HRs and 132 RBIs.
60. Projected over a 162-game season, that's .309, 28 HRs, 111 RBIs, 92 runs, 70 extra-base hits.
61. You know who didn't have 70 extra-base hits last season? Andrew McCutchen.
62. Or Mike Trout.
63. 21, 22, 25, 32, 34. Those are Jay Bruce's HR totals for the past five seasons.
64. He has the most home runs in the majors among players currently 25 or younger.
65. The past three seasons, Adrian Beltre has hit for a higher batting average than David Wright in each season and has hit more home runs in two of three of them.
66. Over those three seasons, Beltre's slash line is .314/.353/.558. Wright's is .285/.365/.480.
67. David Wright is being drafted ahead of Adrian Beltre in pretty much every draft except ones in which I am faced with picking one of the two.
68. Every year since 1993, we've seen at least one player 35 years or older finish the season with an OPS of at least .900 in at least 300 plate appearances.
69. Last season, 36-year-old David Ortiz hit 23 home rune in 383 plate appearances (1.026 OPS).
70. Before last season, Matt Kemp had played at least 155 games in four straight seasons.
71. In the second half of last season, no first baseman had more home runs than … Ike Davis.
72. Last season, Carlos Gomez hit 19 home runs in 452 plate appearances.
73. Gomez had a higher home run rate (HR/AB) than Carlos Gonzalez, Michael Morse and Hanley Ramirez, among others.
74. He also stole 26 bases in the second half, second most in major league baseball.
75. Gomez didn't play three consecutive games with at least four at-bats until June 19.
76. Starting June 19, only one player had more steals than Gomez.
77. He had 57 runs scored, tied for 22nd in the majors and more than Adam Jones, Jose Reyes, Curtis Granderson, Ian Kinsler and Albert Pujols, among others, in that time frame.
78. He also had 17 home runs (more than Buster Posey, Nelson Cruz, Mark Trumbo and Matt Holliday).
79. He hit .258 in that time frame. Which sounds bad. But …
80. Only 38 outfielders hit better than .258 last season. We discussed this on the podcast. And I'll make it more of a focal point in future preseason stuff, but for now, consider this …
81. Last season, the average, er, batting average among major league players was .255.
82. Only 25 players in all of major league baseball hit .300.
83. My friend Paul Sporer points out that only three players managed at least 10 home runs, stole 30 bases and hit at least .288 in 2012: Ryan Braun, Mike Trout … and Norichika Aoki.
84. Not saying they are in the same class, but still … interesting, no? Aoki also had 81 runs and 50 RBIs. He's going in approximately the 22nd round.
85. Shout out to Tristan H. Cockroft for this; James Shields' career ERA when pitching in a dome is 3.34.
86. When pitching outdoors, it's 4.67.
87. Of players with at least a 10 percent walk rate, only two players in major league baseball had a higher walk rate than strikeout rate last season: Joe Mauer … and Prince Fielder.
88. Here are Aaron Hill's home run totals for the past four seasons, starting with his most recent season: 26, eight, 26, 36.
89. Even with the one outlier season, Dan Uggla and Robinson Cano are the only second basemen with more home runs over the past four seasons. Or RBIs.
90. Hill is also seventh in runs scored over the past four seasons among second basemen.
91. And tied for 10th in steals.
92. He's third in total at-bats over that time frame and hit .302 last year. He's also a career .272 hitter.
93. Which, again, is 17 points better than the league average last season.
94. Over the past three seasons, only two first basemen have had three straight seasons of at least 25 home runs, 75 RBIs and a .298 average: Miguel Cabrera and … Paul Konerko.
95. Cabrera no longer qualifies at first base.
96. In fact, only four first basemen have two such seasons in the past four: Prince Fielder, Joey Votto, Adrian Gonzalez and Albert Pujols.
97. Konerko is going, on average, in the 14th round.
98. Only one player has had at least 20 home runs and 20 stolen bases each of the past three seasons: Carlos Gonzalez.
99. There are only six players to have done it twice in the past three seasons: Ryan Braun, Andrew McCutchen, B.J. Upton, Hanley Ramirez, Chris Young and Alex Rios.
100. Remember to smile. It's fantasy baseball, for Trout's sake. It's fun.