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Albert Pujols’ GIDP record appears unbreakable | MLB.com

How many extra people will this record put in the seats?

Jim Furtado Posted: February 07, 2018 at 02:22 PM | 57 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. PreservedFish Posted: February 07, 2018 at 04:30 PM (#5621390)
I was not aware that he had broken Ripken's record.

With strikeout rates going so crazy, this may indeed be a difficult one to break.
   2. Dag Nabbit at ExactlyAsOld.com Posted: February 07, 2018 at 04:34 PM (#5621393)
How many extra people will this record put in the seats?

Several hundred will take a seat for this -- and all of them had been runners on first base when Pujols came to the plate.
   3. cardsfanboy Posted: February 07, 2018 at 04:38 PM (#5621400)
This was a nice read. It's might be a dubious record, but the writer never made it feel that way, and instead did a great job of celebrating it.
   4. cardsfanboy Posted: February 07, 2018 at 04:47 PM (#5621406)
Well, Pujols has walked 100 times more than he has struck out. You want a crazy stat? I mean a crazy, insane, beyond belief stat? You might know that among active players with more than 1,000 plate appearances, Pujols is the only one to have walked more than he has struck out. That statistic has been making the rounds.


I haven't checked to see if this is true (I mean I know it's true for Pujols) but this is basically less than 2 seasons of appearances, and it seems really crazy to think that there isn't even one player currently that has done this....but I just pi it, and it's true. That is freaking insane. (since 1901 there have been 834 players to do this feat) Helton, Chipper, Kendall, Sheffield, Giles, Thomas, Bonds, Eric Young(yes), Palmiero, Olerud, Larkin, Edgar, Rickey, Grace, Raines, Knoblauch, Gwynn, Joyner, Boggs, Butler and Ozzie are the most recent, but the list does feature a lot of great players.


(here is a link to that table , CLICK HERE )
   5. cardsfanboy Posted: February 07, 2018 at 04:50 PM (#5621411)
That is the first time I check a link like that, it's cool, but it's sorted by most recent, and another list that I think people would like to see is most pa(again this is just post 1901 careers)

CLICK HERE for the list of players with more walks than strikeouts sorted by pa.

(Rabbit Maranville is the anti-3 true outcome guy)
   6. Steve Parris, Je t'aime Posted: February 07, 2018 at 04:59 PM (#5621419)
Only five players who qualified for the batting title had more walks than Ks last year. 39 did it in 1993, as a random point of comparison.
   7. Ziggy's screen name Posted: February 07, 2018 at 05:25 PM (#5621435)
Joe Sewell is one of my favorite players. 114 K's in 8333 PA is just astounding.
   8. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: February 07, 2018 at 05:26 PM (#5621436)
Only five players who qualified for the batting title had more walks than Ks last year. 39 did it in 1993, as a random point of comparison.


Kris Bryant has gone from 77/199 to 75/154 to 95/128. If those trends continue...
   9. Graham & the 15-win "ARod Vortex of suck" Posted: February 07, 2018 at 05:48 PM (#5621463)
Kris Bryant has gone from 77/199 to 75/154 to 95/128. If those trends continue...


Joey Votto currently has 996 walks and 1,087 strikeouts for his career. I doubt his walks will overtake his strikeouts (especially not permanently), but his last three years have been 143/135, 108/120, and 134/83.
   10. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: February 07, 2018 at 05:50 PM (#5621464)
but his last three years have been 143/135, 108/120, and 134/83.


Any 9 year old girl could have done the same thing.
   11. bfan Posted: February 07, 2018 at 06:00 PM (#5621480)
Is it just me, or does Pujols not look like he is running at full effort in that picture? It looks like he is pulling up at about the 75 foot mark.
   12. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: February 07, 2018 at 06:06 PM (#5621485)
Is it just me, or does Pujols not look like he is running at full effort in that picture?

That's not a picture, it's a video.
   13. bfan Posted: February 07, 2018 at 06:22 PM (#5621497)
you are correct; his effort to get down the line is even more hideous, in a video. At least he made it the entire 90 feet.
   14. cardsfanboy Posted: February 07, 2018 at 06:22 PM (#5621498)
Is it just me, or does Pujols not look like he is running at full effort in that picture? It looks like he is pulling up at about the 75 foot mark.


Bad foot and a routine play, he probably isn't going to run it out. I know it bothers the Pete Rose fans, but there are routine plays in baseball.... and the established players get away with not pushing the limits of a routine play. Especially a guy who as a well known injury.



Note: I didn't realize this was a Posnanski article until I just went back now to watch the video.... it's funny how a good writer can be a good writer even when you don't know that they are the ones writing it.
   15. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: February 07, 2018 at 06:33 PM (#5621510)
you are correct; his effort to get down the line is even more hideous, in a video.

I was just joking - you know, like he really is that slow.
   16. Ray (CTL) Posted: February 07, 2018 at 07:03 PM (#5621531)
Albert Pujols’ GIDP record appears unbreakable


Pretty sure that's not true; I doubt the record will last a week.
   17. The Yankee Clapper Posted: February 07, 2018 at 08:17 PM (#5621584)
Is it just me, or does Pujols not look like he is running at full effort in that picture?

Padding his record, eh?
   18. BDC Posted: February 07, 2018 at 09:43 PM (#5621613)
Pretty sure that's not true; I doubt the record will last a week

Heh, like I say about watching Nolan Ryan and Rickey Henderson: I saw the major-league strikeout and stolen-base records broken! Many times …
   19. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: February 07, 2018 at 11:24 PM (#5621638)
Pretty sure that's not true; I doubt the record will last a week.


I'll give you 50:1 odds that his MLB record for GDP will not change within the next week. Heck, I'll even give you a full month!
   20. shoewizard Posted: February 07, 2018 at 11:38 PM (#5621642)
Jim Rice is still the king in my book. 2100 fewer PA than Albert. Frickin Wade Boggs always clogging up the bases....sheesh

Rk             Player   Rdp    PA
1            Jim Rice 
-41.7  9058
2        Paul Konerko 
-40.3  9505
3        George Scott 
-36.0  8269
4      Miguel Cabrera 
-35.7  9530
5           Joe Torre 
-35.3  8802
6       Albert Pujols 
-35.0 11188
7          Tony Perez 
-30.1 10861
8           Ron Santo 
-27.8  9397
9     Brooks Robinson 
-27.7 11782
10      Manny Ramirez 
-27.4  9774
11       Frank Thomas 
-27.3 10075
12        Mike Piazza 
-27.2  7745
13   Harmon Killebrew 
-26.9  9833
14       Albert Belle 
-26.4  6676
15         Joe Adcock 
-26.3  7303
16     Frank Robinson 
-25.8 11742
17       Julio Franco 
-25.3  9731
18        Ted Simmons 
-25.2  9685
19         Rico Carty 
-24.8  6318
20    Victor Martinez 
-24.3  7658
21      Cecil Fielder 
-24.2  5939
22       Billy Butler 
-24.1  5686
23         Cal Ripken 
-23.7 12883
24       Frank Thomas 
-23.7  6915
25     Vinny Castilla 
-23.6  7384 


Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 2/7/2018.
   21. shoewizard Posted: February 07, 2018 at 11:47 PM (#5621643)
Same list re sorted by rate, worst on top.
Sorry for format. Code doesn't line them up for you here when pasting out of excel, it just turns it blue :(

Player Rdp PA Rate
Rice 
-41.7 9058 -217
Scott 
-36 8269 -230
Konerko 
-40.3 9505 -236
Butler 
-24.1 5686 -236
Fielder 
-24.2 5939 -245
Torre 
-35.3 8802 -249
Belle 
-26.4 6676 -253
Carty 
-24.8 6318 -255
Cabrera 
-35.7 9530 -267
Adcock 
-26.3 7303 -278
Piazza 
-27.2 7745 -285
Thomas 
-23.7 6915 -292
Castilla 
-23.6 7384 -313
Martinez 
-24.3 7658 -315
Pujols 
-35 11188 -320
Santo 
-27.8 9397 -338
Ramirez 
-27.4 9774 -357
Perez 
-30.1 10861 -361
Killebre 
-26.9 9833 -366
Big Hurt 
-27.3 10075 -369
Simmons 
-25.2 9685 -384
Franco 
-25.3 9731 -385
B Robinson 
-27.7 11782 -425
F Robinson 
-25.8 11742 -455
Ripken 
-23.7 12883 -544 


   22. Cooper Nielson Posted: February 07, 2018 at 11:48 PM (#5621644)
That's not a picture, it's a video.

I was just joking - you know, like he really is that slow.

Just to let you know, I literally LOLed when I read your first comment.
   23. SoSH U at work Posted: February 08, 2018 at 12:02 AM (#5621646)
Jim Rice is still the king in my book. 2100 fewer PA than Albert. Frickin Wade Boggs always clogging up the bases....sheesh


You realize that is the reason, right? (Well, Wade and Dewey, two of the AL's best on-base men hitting directly in front of him). GIDP is the flipside of RBI. It's just as teammate dependent.

   24. Rally Posted: February 08, 2018 at 08:26 AM (#5621682)
Albert is 68 GIDP ahead of Miguel Cabrera, who is 3 years younger. Cabrera has 6 years left on his deal. If he has a comeback in him, and Albert keeps playing at a sub-replacement level Albert is going to lose PT and Cabrera will probably pass him.

Beltre is almost 100 behind, and older than Albert. Cano is 3 years younger, signed for 6 more years, but 110 GIDP behind. As a lefty batter he's a real longshot.

The active leaderboard is full of 32-34 year olds who just seem too far behind to consider. I have to go down to #37, Starlin Castro, to find an interesting challenger. He's a decade younger than Albert, 232 GIDP behind. He'll really need to pick up the pace. After averaging 18 a year for the Cubs, he only hit into 24 in two years with the Yankees.
   25. BrianBrianson Posted: February 08, 2018 at 08:44 AM (#5621688)
It will be secure for a week, yeah. But I expect it'll be broken at least a dozen times this year.
   26. Don August(us) Cesar Geronimo Berroa Posted: February 08, 2018 at 09:28 AM (#5621699)
Well, Pujols has walked 100 times more than he has struck out.


Making this even more amazing, since joining LAA, Pujols has 276 bb and 442 k. So, at the end of 2011 he had 271 more bb than k.

And, with only 37 bb and 93 k in 2017, it doesn't look like he is going to maintain that for too much longer.
   27. Rally Posted: February 08, 2018 at 10:47 AM (#5621748)
With Cron and Valbuena at first, and Ohtani at DH, not much need for Pujols (as if there is ever a need for a negative WAR player). I wondered if he could even be a little bit useful if he was restricted to hitting lefthanders.

For his career, he has hit LHP slightly better than righties. But last year, all he could manage against lefties is 2 homers in 151 PA, and a .317 SLG.

I assume they'll play him long enough to get to the milestone of 3000 hits - needs 32 more. Hopefully that happens before the All Star break and then they can get on with playing the best lineup available.
   28. Booey Posted: February 08, 2018 at 10:57 AM (#5621760)
I assume they'll play him long enough to get to the milestone of 3000 hits - needs 32 more. Hopefully that happens before the All Star break and then they can get on with playing the best lineup available.


He needs to get off to a strong start to get his career WAR back up over 100. Then they can bench him (though obviously, why would they if he was playing well?). Otherwise you'll have to reconfigure the metric to put him back over. Pujols needs to retire as a 100 WAR player. He just does.
   29. David Nieporent (now, with children) Posted: February 08, 2018 at 11:00 AM (#5621762)
That is the first time I check a link like that, it's cool, but it's sorted by most recent, and another list that I think people would like to see is most pa(again this is just post 1901 careers)

CLICK HERE for the list of players with more walks than strikeouts sorted by pa.
Wow; Barry manages it even if you zero out his intentional walks. (Pujols, in contrast, does not.)
   30. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: February 08, 2018 at 11:00 AM (#5621763)
I'll give you 50:1 odds that his MLB record for GDP will not change within the next week. Heck, I'll even give you a full month!

At those odds, I just might take you up on it. These days, there's at least a nonzero chance that Pujols can ground into a DP at home in his sleep.
   31. Rally Posted: February 08, 2018 at 11:15 AM (#5621775)
He needs to get off to a strong start to get his career WAR back up over 100. Then they can bench him (though obviously, why would they if he was playing well?). Otherwise you'll have to reconfigure the metric to put him back over. Pujols needs to retire as a 100 WAR player. He just does.


He might have to be content with being Mr. 99. Problem is the Pujols Machine is stuck in reverse, and it may not be able to drive forward anymore.
   32. TDF, trained monkey Posted: February 08, 2018 at 11:31 AM (#5621786)
Albert is 68 GIDP ahead of Miguel Cabrera, who is 3 years younger. Cabrera has 6 years left on his deal. If he has a comeback in him, and Albert keeps playing at a sub-replacement level Albert is going to lose PT and Cabrera will probably pass him.
I don't think he needs a comeback, he just needs to stay healthy. There's really no where to stash that contract.

Just 2 seasons of 20+ GIDP (dude hasn't had a full season of under 19 since 2010) puts Cabrera at #4 all time. Yowza.
   33. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: February 08, 2018 at 11:38 AM (#5621797)
It may have been mentioned upthread, but the top 8 career leaders in GIDP have one thing in common:

Other than Pujols, they're all in the Hall of Fame.
   34. bfan Posted: February 08, 2018 at 12:09 PM (#5621843)
He might have to be content with being Mr. 99. Problem is the Pujols Machine is stuck in reverse, and it may not be able to drive forward anymore.


Platoon him and only play him in hitter friendly stadiums
   35. TomH Posted: February 08, 2018 at 12:12 PM (#5621851)
just like outs made; top of the list as of winter 2012 was Pete, Hank, Yaz, Cal, Ed-die, Rickey!, Winfield, Yount, Biggio, BRobby, Mays, Little Louie.
   36. TomH Posted: February 08, 2018 at 12:14 PM (#5621853)
edit: now I see Derek took spot #5
   37. Srul Itza Posted: February 08, 2018 at 01:07 PM (#5621934)
Pujols place on the list of players with more walks than strike outs may not last. He has been striking out more than walking, at a good clip, the last few years. If he stays active and gets playing time, the strike outs will overtake the walks.
   38. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: February 08, 2018 at 01:35 PM (#5621978)
Pujols place on the list of players with more walks than strike outs may not last.

Here's one of my favorite lists: Players with more homers than strikeouts in a season, with a minimum of 20 homers. Joe Dimaggio has 7 such seasons of the 45 seasons, including 1941, where his HR / SO ratio was 30 to 13.** The only players from 1980 to date have been George Brett and Barry Bonds.

** Unsurprisingly, Ted Williams also made the list in 1941, with a ratio of 37 to 27.
   39. Batman Posted: February 08, 2018 at 01:50 PM (#5621997)
The only players from 1980 to date have been George Brett and Barry Bonds.
They're the only two since 1957, the last of the six years Yogi did it.

EDIT: Yogi had 24 HR and K in 1957, so he had five years with HR>K.
   40. Booey Posted: February 08, 2018 at 02:12 PM (#5622033)
Here's one of my favorite lists: Players with more homers than strikeouts in a season, with a minimum of 20 homers


Is having a minimum of 20 homers even necessary for modern decades? Take away that qualifier and I doubt anyone else since the '50's joins the list in a batting title qualifying season.

Gwynn struck out less than 20 times in 8 of his last 9 full(ish) seasons, but never had quite enough power to crack the list. He was 12/19 in 1994, 16/18 in 1998, and 10/14 in 1999.

Bonds was fairly close in 1994 (37/43), and barely missed in 2002 (46/47) before finally accomplishing the feat in 2004 (45/41).

Pujols was fairly close in 2004 (46/52) and barely missed in 2006 (49/50).
   41. Rally Posted: February 08, 2018 at 02:14 PM (#5622035)
Platoon him and only play him in hitter friendly stadiums


See my post #27, platooning might not help. At least not in the sense that he appears capable of mashing lefties, although playing him every third day on average might allow him to be healthier when in the lineup.

Hitter friendly ballparks only? I like that idea. He can play in Fenway, Yankee, Texas, Cleveland, and Toronto. That probably 25 games. Plus 2 in Coors field. No home games under this plan.
   42. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: February 08, 2018 at 02:26 PM (#5622046)
Hitter friendly ballparks only? I like that idea. He can play in Fenway, Yankee, Texas, Cleveland, and Toronto. That probably 25 games. Plus 2 in Coors field. No home games under this plan.


A guy whose only useful for 25 games and has no options is not worth a spot on the 25-man roster.
   43. shoewizard Posted: February 08, 2018 at 02:54 PM (#5622101)
You realize that is the reason, right?


Ya think ?
   44. Rally Posted: February 08, 2018 at 03:01 PM (#5622113)
A guy whose only useful for 25 games and has no options is not worth a spot on the 25-man roster.


I don't even think he'd be useful for 25. If he only played in hitter's parks his rate stats might superficially look better, but that doesn't mean he's doing better than what Cron/Valbuena could do. Or what someone like Logan Morrison could do, at this point his asking price can't be all that much.
   45. cardsfanboy Posted: February 08, 2018 at 03:16 PM (#5622132)
Is having a minimum of 20 homers even necessary for modern decades? Take away that qualifier and I doubt anyone else since the '50's joins the list in a batting title qualifying season.


Instead of a link, this time I'll post the actual list.

List of players since 1950 who have qualified for the batting title with at least or more hrs than strikeouts is.


Rk             Player  PA HR SO Year  Tm  OBP  SLG   OPS
1          Andy Pafko 595 36 32 1950 CHC .397 .591  .989
2          Yogi Berra 656 28 12 1950 NYY .383 .533  .915
3         Don Mueller 493 16 13 1951 NYG .307 .431  .737
4          Yogi Berra 594 27 20 1951 NYY .350 .492  .842
5          Yogi Berra 603 30 24 1952 NYY .358 .478  .835
6      Ted Kluszewski 629 40 34 1953 CIN .380 .570  .950
7      Ted Kluszewski 658 49 35 1954 CIN .407 .642 1.049
8          Yogi Berra 615 27 20 1955 NYY .349 .470  .819
9      Ted Kluszewski 686 47 40 1955 CIN .382 .585  .967
10     Ted Kluszewski 574 35 31 1956 CIN .362 .536  .898
11         Yogi Berra 596 30 29 1956 NYY .378 .534  .911
12         Yogi Berra 545 24 24 1957 NYY .329 .438  .767
13   Red Schoendienst 695 15 15 1957 TOT .344 .451  .795
14          Vic Power 620 16 14 1958 TOT .332 .490  .822
15       George Brett 515 24 22 1980 KCR .454 .664 1.118
16        Barry Bonds 617 45 41 2004 SFG .609 .812 1.422 


So basically since 1958 it hasn't happened except with Brett and Bonds.


And batting title qualifier isn't even necessary, you have to drop the pa down to 104 before you get another name, Gates Brown in 1968, with 104 pa, 6 hr, 4 strikeouts. Next guy to make the list was Gary Roenicke in 1978 with 3 hr/3 so(so he doesn't even make it, and that was 70 pa) Dan Meyer in 1974 had 3 hr and 1 strikeout in 52 pa. 1977 Manny Mota with 1 hr 0 so in 50 pa(49 games played)
   46. TDF, trained monkey Posted: February 08, 2018 at 05:32 PM (#5622251)
So basically since 1958 it hasn't happened except with Brett and Bonds.
Since 1950, it's happened 6 times except for Berra and Kluszewski.
   47. cardsfanboy Posted: February 08, 2018 at 09:37 PM (#5622344)
Since 1950, it's happened 6 times except for Berra and Kluszewski.


Yep. I'm sure you get laid a lot at parties by being "that guy"
   48. Howie Menckel Posted: February 08, 2018 at 10:17 PM (#5622351)
Gates Brown in 1968, with 104 pa, 6 hr, 4 strikeouts

he also hit .370 for those Tigers World Series champs with a 1.127 OPS, which in the Year of The Pitcher equated to a 234 OPS+. the AL overall hit .230 that year.

in very similar usage in 1967 and 1969, his OPS+s were 68 and 48

then 81, 164. in none of these years listed did he get more than 218 PA

finally at age 33 he got 283 PA with a 97 OPS+
then 433 PA with a 91 OPS+

13 seasons, all with the Tigers, a 110 career OPS+ - and he never did qualify for a batting title. 429 career games in the field


from SABR

"Once in 1968, Mayo Smith decided to put in his pinch-hitting specialist far earlier in the game than normal. Gates, who usually didn't come off the bench until a tight spot near the end of the game, was caught off-guard. “I was sitting at the end of the dugout, eating a couple of hot dogs,” Gates recalled. “It was only the fifth inning (and) I never expected Mayo to call on me to pinch hit that early.” Since he didn't want Smith — who often harped on Gates to lose a few pounds — to see him eating during the game, Gates quickly shoved the dogs down his shirt before heading to the plate. “That's the only time I ever wished I'd strike out,” said Gates. But being the clutch hitter he was, Gates didn't get his wish. Instead, he cracked a double and ended up having to slide head-first into second. While Tigers fans roared and cheered, Gates realized he had made quite a mess of himself. “I had mustard and squashed meat all over me,” Gates laughed, recalling that all his teammates were bent over laughing."

"Brown didn't make it out Crestline with a clean record. Even though he was a standout football star at Crestline High School, Gates got into more than his fair share of trouble growing up. When he turned 18, he was arrested for breaking and entering and was sent to the Mansfield State Reformatory in nearby Mansfield, Ohio. The same prison used in the film The Shawshank Redemption."

"Brown mentions that other clubs, including the Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox, were interested in springing him. But he stuck with Detroit because “they didn't have any Negroes at that time and I figured they'd have to have some soon.” In fact, Ozzie Virgil, a Dominican, had joined the Tigers in 1958 — becoming the Motor City's first black ballplayer. But Gates was right in that the Tigers obviously lacked the integration of most other big league clubs in the late-1950s."
   49. SandyRiver Posted: February 09, 2018 at 08:19 AM (#5622416)
Since 1950, it's happened 6 times except for Berra and Kluszewski.


I think Big Klu is the only one to do it 3 times while hitting 40+ homers. 1953-56: 171 homes, 140 K. Gehrig did it in his pair of 49-homer seasons, Mel Ott in his only 40+ season, Barry (plus his 45/46 near miss). Musial just missed in 1948 (39/34). Might be a few others - I didn't try an exhaustive search - but it's a short list.
   50. TDF, trained monkey Posted: February 09, 2018 at 09:29 AM (#5622431)
Yep. I'm sure you get laid a lot at parties by being "that guy"
Where did that come from??? I just saw something interesting and commented on it.
   51. Batman Posted: February 09, 2018 at 10:09 AM (#5622462)
Whether I get laid or not, I wish I went to more parties where Ted Kluszewski was discussed.
   52. Booey Posted: February 09, 2018 at 11:26 AM (#5622527)
I think Big Klu is the only one to do it 3 times while hitting 40+ homers. 1953-56: 171 homes, 140 K. Gehrig did it in his pair of 49-homer seasons, Mel Ott in his only 40+ season, Barry (plus his 45/46 near miss). Musial just missed in 1948 (39/34). Might be a few others - I didn't try an exhaustive search - but it's a short list.


DiMaggio in his only 40 homer year (46/37 in 1937). Also barely missed in 1948 (39/30).

I mentioned Pujols barely missed in a 40 HR year (49/50 in 2006). Also the fairly close 46/52 in 2004.
   53. Booey Posted: February 09, 2018 at 11:32 AM (#5622532)
Hornsby had a 39/39 near miss.
   54. Booey Posted: February 09, 2018 at 11:41 AM (#5622538)
Back to modern players (not in 40 homer seasons), Brett also had a near miss with 22/24 in 1977. Mattingly's 6 year peak from 1984-1989 had totals of 23/33, 35/41, 31/35, 30/38, 18/29, and 23/30.
   55. Batman Posted: February 09, 2018 at 11:47 AM (#5622541)
Tommy Holmes led the NL with 28 HR in 1945 and only struck out 9 times. Joe Sewell had 11 HR and 3 K in 1932 and Billy Southworth (1922) and Levi Meyerie (1871) had 4 HR and 1 K seasons. They're the only ones with more than three times as many HR as K, with at least 1 K.
   56. shoewizard Posted: February 09, 2018 at 11:55 PM (#5622912)
I guess Austin Jackson is the "anti" to these lists above

Current search:
For Single Seasons, From 1901 to 2017, (requiring SO>=150 and HR<=10), sorted by smallest Home Runs

Rk             Player HR  SO Year Age  Tm   G  PA  AB   R   H 2B 3B RBI BB SB CS   BA  OBP  SLG  OPS
1      Austin Jackson  4 170 2010  23 DET 151 675 618 103 181 34 10  41 47 27  6 .293 .345 .400 .745
2        Melvin Upton  9 151 2013  28 ATL 126 446 391  30  72 14  0  26 44 12  5 .184 .268 .289 .557
3       Michael Bourn  9 155 2012  29 ATL 155 703 624  96 171 26 10  57 70 42 13 .274 .348 .391 .739
4       Chris Johnson 10 159 2014  29 ATL 153 611 582  43 153 27  0  58 23  6  0 .263 .292 .361 .653
5      Austin Jackson 10 181 2011  24 DET 153 668 591  90 147 22 11  45 56 22  5 .249 .317 .374 .690
6    Delino DeShields 10 151 1991  22 MON 151 673 563  83 134 15  4  51 95 56 23 .238 .347 .332 .680 


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   57. dlf Posted: February 10, 2018 at 11:48 AM (#5622970)
The Braves had three of those players in #56, one each in 2012, 2013, and 2014. Ouch.

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