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Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Victor Martinez: Worst. Baserunner. Ever?

Only eight full-time players—a combination of designated hitters, catchers and the elderly—advanced less than 20 percent of the time, including David Ortiz, whose 16 percent mark was second lowest in baseball.

The one man Ortiz outran: Victor Martinez, a one-man combination of DH, catcher and, at age 38, elderly. He took the extra base 7 percent of the time. If we switch to Baseball Prospectus and look at the all-time leaderboard in its baserunning runs metric, Martinez’s 2016 season tied for the worst baserunning performance in history at -9.6

a fun article taking a look at baserunning.

Meatwad needs baseball Posted: February 01, 2017 at 02:43 AM | 83 comment(s)
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