The Royals-Are-Still-In-First-Place OMNICHATTER
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The announcer just said "Peter Bourjos maybe the fastest big leaguer today, only has 4 triples".... sorry, but every Cardinal fan will tell you Bourjos has good to very good speed, but is not remotely the fastest player in the game. Or even top five fastest in the division probably.
It's always so funny to hear you gripe about Bourjos. If you asked an Angel fan, they'd put him right up there near Hamilton as fastest. I don't know what went wrong in St. Louis for him, but there was much hand-wringing when he got traded away.
Is anyone still calculating player speed scores?
He got older, his only skill was speed...
I know you're not a fan so I'm not going to try and argue with you over the guy. I'm just gonna say he's only 27, not an old man. As for the rest, I disagree, but... whatever.
gomez kind of surprises me only that he hiits into more dps than one would expect
For the first time since May 15, 2011, the Angels are in first -- in a virtual tie with the A's
I recently saw a tweet (maybe Gammons?) saying Carpenter was the best leadoff hitter in the game. By performance this year, you'd have to go with Kole Calhoun, who has 7.0 RC/27 in the leadoff spot (310/366/523). Then counting down from him, Altuve, Carlos Gomez, Span, Carpenter and Gardner are all between 5.8 and 6.1 RC/27.
Um, I'm not seeing BJ Upton anywhere in that list.
as to best leadoff hitter, pointing to a guy who has basically 1/2 the number of games in the leadoff spot, is really playing with small sample sizes.
But yes Calhoun has been a better bat than Carpenter this year, although Carpenter does have a significantly better obp. Generally speaking a lot of people look at obp as the primary skill of a leadoff hitter.
Carpenter's more the prototypical leadoff guy than Calhoun, but those ~25 points of OBP doesn't make up for the ~100 of slugging that Calhoun has over Carpenter.
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