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100 Fantasy Baseball Facts 2013


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1. In each of the past four seasons, there has been just one player in major league baseball to have scored at least 100 runs and driven in at least 100 runs every year: Ryan Braun.

2. In that time, he's never hit less than .304.

3. Or had fewer than 563 at-bats.

4. In 2009, Felix Hernandez's average fastball velocity was 94 mph, 5.1 mph faster than his average changeup.

5. In 2012, Felix Hernandez's average fastball velocity was 92.1 mph, 3.3 mph faster than his changeup.

6. From 2009 to 2012, no pitcher in baseball has pitched more regular-season innings than Felix Hernandez, with 954.

7. Since 2010, R.A. Dickey is 4-0 against AL East opponents with a 1.71 ERA and a 0.74 WHIP in six total starts.

8. He has allowed those opponents to bat .137.

9. According to our Park Factors page, Rogers Centre, Dickey's new home park, was 15th in the home run factor last season.

10. Citi Field, Dickey's home park last year, was 12th.

11. In 2012, "Pitcher A" had 200 strikeouts, a 3.48 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP in 212 innings pitched.

12. "Pitcher B" had 194 strikeouts, a 3.37 ERA and a 1.10 WHIP in 219 innings pitched.

13. "Pitcher A," Zack Greinke, is going about nine rounds ahead of "Pitcher B," Jake Peavy, in early live draft results.

14. Greinke's career ERA against the NL West is 5.03, his worst mark against any division in the majors.

15. In 2011, his only full year in the National League, Greinke's ERA was 3.83.

16. His career ERA is 3.77.

17. Yovani Gallardo has 48 quality starts over the past two seasons.

18. Only Justin Verlander (53), Clayton Kershaw (50), Jered Weaver (49) and R.A. Dickey (49) have more in that time frame. That's it. That's the entire list.

19. Gallardo (204 strikeouts, 3.66 ERA, 1.30 WHIP in 204 innings pitched) is going five rounds later than Greinke.

20. In 30 career starts, Kris Medlen has averaged 8.0 K/9 IP and 1.8 BB/9 IP.

21. During Medlen's career, the only pitcher to make at least 20 starts with a K/9 rate of 8-plus and a BB/9 rate under two is … Cliff Lee.

22. Justin Upton's career batting average at Chase Field is .307, his highest at any park in which he has played at least 10 games.

23. But his second-best mark is .293 at Turner Field, where he will now be providing defense and run support for Braves pitchers rather than facing them.

24. In 2011, "Player C" batted .220 with a .281 OBP and .672 OPS.

25. In 2012, "Player D" batted .270 with a .340 OBP and .817 OPS.

26. Player C is what Mike Trout did at age 19. Player D is Bryce Harper at the same age.

27. Bryce Harper turned 20 on Oct. 16. Happy belated, Bryce.

28. Buster Posey batted a career-best .336 last season.

29. He also batted .368 on balls in play.

30. In three major league seasons, his previous best single-season BABIP was .315.

31. Posey has played more than 110 games once in his career.

32. Since his rookie season (2010), he has averaged 116 games per season.

33. Nine catchers hit 20-plus home runs last season.

34. That's the most in a single season in MLB history.

35. Salvador Perez was the only player in the majors last season with a batting average better than .300 but a BABIP less than .300.

36. Perez has 463 plate appearances in two seasons (his age-21 and age-22 seasons).

37. Since 1961, the only catchers with a higher OPS than Perez (.810) and as many plate appearances by age 22 are Brian McCann (.898), Johnny Bench (.889), and Joe Mauer (.811).

38. Salvador Perez is going, on average, 10th among catchers.

39. For the first half of last season, Andrew McCutchen had a .362 average with a 1.039 OPS.

40. From August to the end of the season, he had a .253 average with a .779 OPS.

41. In 2011, he hit .259 with an OPS of .820.

42. Entering 2012, Chase Headley had 2,114 plate appearances for his career and had hit a combined 36 HRs with a .392 slugging percentage.

43. In 2012, he hit 31 HRs and posted a .498 slugging percentage.

44. Chase Headley turned 20.5 percent of his fly balls into home runs last season.

45. Over the previous three seasons, his average was 5.9 percent.

46. The league average HR/FB rate last year was 11.2 percent.

47. That's the highest it's been since 2002.

48. In 2005, just 27 players in the majors stole at least 20 bases.

49. Last season, that number was 48.







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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.






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101. The Reds signed Mark Prior to a Minor League deal...





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Chase Headley #1 IMO






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GynoSandberg
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until he gets busted for PEDS





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Who yall think will win rookies of the year?






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Thank you Matthew Berry! LINK


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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.







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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.









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prison mike 47
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Impressive list. One problem though:

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24. In 2011, "Player C" batted .220 with a .281 OBP and .672 OPS.

25. In 2012, "Player D" batted .270 with a .340 OBP and .817 OPS.

26. Player C is what Mike Trout did at age 19. Player D is Bryce Harper at the same age.

27. Bryce Harper turned 20 on Oct. 16. Happy belated, Bryce.



Trout played all of a month and a half in 2011 Harper had close to a full season in 2012






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Honkus
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That is probably why they used %s & not counting stats





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cwill
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Sample size still too small...huge flaw in the comparison.





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