“We planned this, Willie and me. Not everyone knows that we’ve been pushing each other for years to reach this goal. Our goal.” –Jordan Ledezma
Willie’s 2020 season got me thinking – how many times in history has a starting pitcher thrown at least 200 innings, and had a WHIP of 1.00 or below? And, given what Fangraphs has to say about WHIP, how do each of those pitcher’s OBP-against compare across those seasons?
Described, frankly, as a complete a-hole, Kirby might be the best hitter on the planet.
By no means did I draft a perfect team.
What do you do with an extremely popular, extremely thick-headed slugger? Hope he hits bombs without setting any off inside the clubhouse.
Drafting a team that lead the league in runs scored, on-base percentage, OPS & wOBA is no small feat (IMO). What do you think?
I was already questioning my decisions to draft two 30+ year old players so early, but quality every day players were starting to disappear.
According to Baseball Reference’s Play Index, not since 1934 has a rookie produced a season like Diaz’s. In 615 at bats, Raul hit .333 with 205 hits, 44 doubles, 5 triples, 15 home runs and scored 111 runs. That resulted in 5.6 WAR.
As the excellent make-believe-general-manager that I am, I was determined to win now and build for the future. So, with my first pick, I was looking for a young-enough impact player, controllable for multiple years.