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Mookie Betts Newsbeat

Friday, July 10, 2015

Statcast says Mookie Betts living up to hype |

Some good stuff about Mookie Betts and Statcast. Although he links to Statcast leaderboards , the leaderboards don’t contain the info he’s referencing.

Of course, Betts’ contributions haven’t only been limited to offense. In his first season as the regular Boston center fielder, he ranks third among all outfielders with 13 Defensive Runs Saved, behind only Tampa Bay’s Kevin Kiermaier and Toronto’s Kevin Pillar. According to the Statcastâ„¢ leaderboards, he’s No. 1 among the 80 outfielders who have made at least 30 plays in average distance covered, at 60.02 feet per play. (Odubel Herrera and Kiermaier are close behind; Melky Cabrera and Carlos Beltran bring up the rear.)

Jim Furtado Posted: July 10, 2015 at 10:40 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: mookie betts, red sox, statcast

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Mookie Betts has arrived, and just in time for the Red Sox - Over the Monster

Not only is he hitting but, I have heard, his dreamy eyes have caught the attention of certain Yankees fans.

Betts is now batting .248/.322/.442 on the season, good for a 111 OPS+. His BABIP still isn’t all the way fixed, as it’s just .252, but if anything, that’s just encouraging for what’s still to come. Mookie has managed to bat .280/.362/.488 in the 20 games since his initial slump, with three homers and 10 extra-base hits overall. He’s struck out just eight times in his last 95 plate appearances, and has drawn more walks than whiffs in that stretch. He’s now through 83 games total in the majors, in which he’s batted a combined .274/.349/.443, good for a 122 OPS+ and between 3-4 wins above replacement. Yes, Mookie is on pace for a six-win or better “season” over his first 162 games, and he’s doing it with games played in his age-21 and age-22 campaigns.

Jim Furtado Posted: May 12, 2015 at 01:28 PM | 7 comment(s)
  Beats: mookie betts, red sox

Wednesday, April 29, 2015


Some good stuff from BP’s Matthew Kory.

Jim Furtado Posted: April 29, 2015 at 02:23 PM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: mookie betts, red sox, sabermetrics, xander bogaerts

Monday, April 13, 2015

Betts behavior: Boston phenom does it all |

This is a good day. (Click through and watch the videos.)

Jim Furtado Posted: April 13, 2015 at 06:54 PM | 8 comment(s)
  Beats: mookie betts, red sox



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